Our community of supporters make Kingston Hospital a better place for patients, families and staff

We work to improve the quality of care and the experience of everyone who comes to Kingston Hospital or uses the services it provides across the community. We want our local NHS to be the best it can be for patients, families and staff.

Everything we are able to achieve is because of our supporters – grateful patients and their families, philanthropists, charitable trusts, businesses and community groups.

At the end of 2017, Kingston Hospital Charity was relaunched and since then people and organisations from all parts of the community have come together to give their support. With their help we have been able to achieve so much over the last few years, including celebrating the development of the Maxwell Thorne Haematology Day Unit, Nadhmi Auchi Retina Centre and Andrew Winrow Oncology Unit, which have all provided significantly better care environments, while helping deliver more efficient services. We have also helped to drive innovations such at the new 3D design and manufacturing unit in Princess Alexandra Wing and the introduction of surgical robotics. Our supporters make these and many other projects at Kingston Hospital and in the community possible.

Help us to continue to provide the best care 

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In August 2018, the Care Quality commission (CQC) rated the overall quality of care provided at Kingston Hospital as ‘Outstanding’, the first acute trust in the London region to achieve this rating for overall quality and leadership. Its report highlighted examples of outstanding practice which included the NHS trust’s significant emphasis “on meeting the needs of people living with dementia. There were a series of arrangements in place to care for and improve the experience of those patients at the hospital. This included the refurbishment of a ward to make it dementia friendly and the use of activities, research and unique software.”

Derwent Ward referenced in the report, was the first of Kingston Hospital’s three elderly care wards to undergo a transformation, thanks to our supporters. Since then, works to deliver dementia friendly Blyth and Kennet wards have been successfully completed and the NHS trust won the ‘Best Dementia Friendly Hospital’ category in the National Dementia Care Awards 2020.

The combination of a dedicated and committed NHS workforce and the support provided by many local people and organisations can together help to build on the CQC’s rating, ensuring patients and their families receive the very best care possible.

For further information on our current funding priorities to make Kingston Hospital the best it can be click here and to acquire medical equipment for better diagnosis and treatment click here.

 

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