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Specific and Ward Funds

Supporting NHS Lothian to excel for the communities it serves

Every year we support colleagues across NHS Lothian to to improve the care and experience patients receive in our hospitals and local communities.

Specific funds are held by us and managed locally by a Fund Steward so that teams can provide additional patient comforts, specialist equipment, staff development and research projects which are over and above what is provided by the NHS. Hundreds of separate funds are held for specific hospital wards, departments and other areas, and receive donations and legacies from grateful patients and their families. Specific Funds are held by the Charity but managed locally by a Fund Steward.

If you’re an NHS Lothian member of staff, get in touch with us to find out how we can support you and your team to drive forward a new project.

Not sure what funding is available?

If you’re not sure if you have a specific fund that you can access to take forward a project, then get in touch. We can provide advice and guidance on whether the project is applicable for funding and what funding sources are available to you.

Find out more about how other teams have improved patient care thanks to funding from NHS Lothian Charity

Creating Spaces for Staff to Rest, Relax and Recharge

We are delighted to have supported teams across the whole of NHS Lothian to create calm and comforting wellbeing spaces […]

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Providing comforts for families when they need it most

Within the Oncology department, we have supported NHS Lothian staff to establish a sanctuary for families navigating a terminal illness […]

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Elevating care for patients with neurological conditions or weak leg muscles

NHS Lothian Charity has supported physiotherapists at the Astley Ainsley Hospital with the acquisition of an Electric Arjo Walker, a […]

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Enhancing Wellbeing Through Therapy Animals at Ellen’s Glen Hospital

NHS Lothian staff are supporting patients wellbeing through innovative approaches to care. Patients at Ellen’s Glen Hospital were delighted to […]

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