In 2018, we raised £25,380.91 which enabled the NHMF to buy a State-of-the-art Laparoscopic Simulator and Mobile Camera/Monitor System for Gynaecology, General Surgery and Urology at Basingstoke Hospital and put the remaining funds towards an Intrabeam Intraoperative Radiology Machine to treat Breast Cancer at Winchester Hospital.
The North Hampshire Medical Fund was established in 1981 by the late Earl of Carnarvon. His wife, Jeanie, Countess of Carnarvon, continues to have a role as Patron of the charity.
It was founded with three aims:
- To raise money to provide additional equipment in Basingstoke, Winchester and Andover hospitals to supplement those provided by the Health Service.
- To ensure that the latest high technology equipment is available for the examination and treatment of patients.
- To promote medical research, education and care.
With all the pressures that are on NHS budgets there is little extra money to buy state of the art equipment, this is where the North Hampshire Medical Fund steps in and helps out.
“In 2017, we made great progress in our fundraising, raising over £400,000 worth of equipment. We are happy to say that in the past two years, we have purchased over £1 million worth of equipment for Basingstoke & North Hampshire Hospital. We have a fundraising target of £237,746 for the first half of 2018. The departments that we are buying for range from Critical Care and Child Health, to Breast Surgery, Radiology and Urology.
The North Hampshire Medical Fund is very grateful to the committee of the Hampshire Country & Garden Festival for their on-going support. Could we on behalf of the patients, staff and all of the board of Trustees say a very big thank you for all their amazing work they do to support the charity. All the money they raise goes towards the much needed hospital equipment which benefits the patients of North Hampshire.” – The North Hampshire Medical Fund
Contact the North Hampshire Medical Fund
Telephone: 01256 314759