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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 are using specific and ward funds to improve patient care

Enhancing Patient Experience Using Digital Interactive Technologies And 3D Printing

Thanks to funding from NHS Lothian Charity, patients with renal cancer can now better understand their diagnosis and make more […]

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Supporting Life-Changing Research At The Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion

L-ORD – Late-Onset Retinal Degeneration Late-Onset Retinal Macular Degeneration (L-ORD) is an inherited retinal disease for which there is no […]

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Providing Wellbeing Packs for Patients in Blackford Ward

The team in Blackford Ward at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital used funding through NHS Lothian Charity to provide wellbeing packs […]

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