SWFT Charity is administered and managed by the Corporate Trustee of South Warwickshire Foundation Trust, the directors of which are:
"Our local NHS is amazing. Through our Charity, our community recognises this by funding the little extras for patients and staff to show that we care”
"It makes such a difference to have funds available to be able
to enhance the care we are able to provide to patients and staff. From the upgraded facilities in Stratford Hospital to the new high tech beds that help prevent patients falling, it is wonderful to see the tangible difference this makes to people’s lives."
Director of Finance
"The SWFT charity enables patients and members of the local community to give a little something back to the NHS. We are able to pool these contributions together to spend on tangible extras or equipment that really make a difference to patients, visitors and staff."
Dr Charles Ashton
“The SWFT charity allows us to enhance the quality of care and the environment for both patients and staff. We are able to afford more cutting edge technologies and to make enhancements to our facilities and equipment. This enables us to deliver better, more comfortable care than NHS funding alone can provide. Frontline clinical staff are closely involved in deciding how we spend the charities funds to ensure we make a real difference.”
Director of Nursing
"SWFT Charity is enormously important to us. It allows us to fund extra pieces of equipment or environmental upgrades that really make a difference in enhancing our patient care and treatment. I would encourage anyone from our local community to support this charity for all of our friends and family who all receive local healthcare."
Director of Operations
“SWFT charity is a really important part of providing extras and comfort for patients and staff that are given by the heart of our community. It’s a valuable way of showing support for local NHS services.”
“The SWFT Charity plays an incredibly important role in allowing patients, their families and members of our staff to raise funds to help the Trust provide that extra level of care to everyone who needs to use our services. I am very grateful to everyone who does so and I am honoured to be the Charity’s Chairman”
“The SWFT Charity is vital because it really does sprinkle magic into NHS care, so that people can feel better, improve quicker, and heal faster”
“SWFT Charity plays a big role at South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust, both in our hospitals and our community settings. Donations made to the charity help the Trust to go that extra mile to improve the experience and care of patients and families and to support the welfare of our wonderful staff."
Dr Angela Brady
“The charity is led energetically and provides an exceptional service for the Trust and most importantly, its patients. The monies raised enable SWFT to provide equipment and facilities that supplement patient care and improve their experiences in a valuable and meaningful way.”
Sue Whelan Tracy
“SWFT Charity works wonders because when people are unwell, extra caring touches to the hospital environment and equipment made possible because of donations from the public, lift spirits and create a real therapeutic difference.”
"The SWFT Charity is a really positive opportunity to take forward essential and innovative projects, and of course provides a vehicle for members of the public to get involved too."
"The charity is a hugely valuable part of South Warwickshire Foundation Trust, giving patients, relatives and friends a real link to the work of the healthcare professionals in the community and the facility to contribute to some really important projects"
The trustees are responsible for keeping proper accounting records that disclose with reasonable accuracy at any time the financial position of the charity and enable them to ensure that the financial statements comply with the Charities Act 2011, the Charity (Accounts and Reports) Regulations 2008 and the provisions of the trust deed. They are also responsible for safeguarding the assets of the charity and hence for taking reasonable steps for the prevention and detection of fraud and other irregularities. They are also accountable for the maintenance and integrity of the charity and financial information.