South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust is dedicated to providing the best possible services to all the communities we serve. Your support means we can enhance the equipment and services we provide beyond the NHS core offering, enabling us to provide a greater experience to our patients, staff and visitors.
Here are some recent examples of how your support has helped to enhance our services:
Enhanced facilities and equipment at new birthing centre
In 2017 SWFT Charity launched the Birth & Babies appeal. The aim of the appeal was to fund equipment for The Bluebell Centre, the new Midwife Led Unit at Warwick Hospital which opened its doors in 2018. With the generous help of the local community, we were able to ensure that all four birthing rooms are fitted with state of the art equipment, including a birthing pool available in each of them. This means low-risk pregnant women in the local area can experience a more natural ‘home from home’ birthing experience with less intervention, with the added benefit of expert medical care close by if needed.
State of the art beds for elderly patients at risk of falling
In the UK, falls are the most common cause of injury related death in people over the age of 75, and therefore falls prevention is a priority for the Trust. With the help of our supporters, SWFT Charity was able to purchase eight state of the art specialised beds for elderly patients at risk of falling. The beds are fitted with sensors that can detect if a patient is trying to get out of bed, triggering an alarm to alert nurses so that they can then be on hand to assist the patient.
New equipment at our specialist brain injury unit at Leamington Spa Hospital
SWFT Charity was recently able to purchase four water chairs and five height-adjustable tables for patients at our specialist brain injury unit at Leamington Spa Hospital. The chairs will help patients to get out of bed earlier in their rehabilitation process, and the height adjustable tables have been placed in the dining room to make the area more accessible to wheelchair users.
Specialist chair for ICU
A new specialist chair has been purchased for the Intensive Care Unit at Warwick Hospital. The chair allows patients the safe transition from their bed to an upright position - the benefits of this to patient rehabilitiation are widely reported.
The chair was partly funded by ICU staff, who took on the Autumn Wolf Run to raise money for the unit - we can't thank them enough for their efforts to enhance the treatment their patients receive.
None of these enhancements would have been possible without the help and generosity of our supporters. Please donate so that we can continue to sprinkle some magic on our services.