Launch

Since June 1999, over £25m has been raised, funding major projects to make a real difference to patients and their families being treated and cared for at the RUH.

Here are some of the key milestones and achievements which we are really proud of and couldn’t have achieved without the help and support from major donors, legacies and the public:

 

1999

  • The Forever Friends Appeal is established raising a minimum of £5 million for equipment for what was then the new ‘central heart’ of the RUH

2000

  • The Appeal funds a new Ultrasound Scanner for the Breast Unit – £60,000
  • Fundraising sees a refurbishment of the Children’s Outpatients department

2001

  • £900,000 Catheter Laboratory is installed in the Cardiology department

2002

  • £250,000 goes towards refurbishing and redevelopment of the A&E department
  • £25,000 goes to Urology for Endoscopy equipment

2004

  • £266,000 is raised for new Fluoroscopy Suite equipment
  • over £100,000 is donated towards the garden and play areas in the RUH Children Centre

2005

  • CT Scanner Campaign is launched to reduce waiting times for patients requiring scans from up to    28 weeks down to 2 weeks. To read more about the CT Scanner Campaign, click here

2007

  • Mini C Arm equipment purchased for Fluoroscopy Department – £40,000
  • £50,000 raised to fund transport incubator for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • £800,000 CT Scanner installed in Radiography Department

2008

  • The Appeal launches its next major campaign – the NICU ‘space to grow’ campaign to raise £3.1million for  the first purpose-built, environmentally sustainable Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for premature babies. To read more about the NICU ‘space to grow’ campaign click here

2011

  • Phase 1 of the RUH Cancer Care Campaign launches to raise £650,000 for a Gamma CT Scanner
  • The Dyson Centre for Neonatal Care opens, read more about the opening here

2012

  • The Gamma CT Scanner is purchased and installed in the Nuclear Medicine department
  • Phase 2 of the RUH Cancer Care Campaign launches to raise a minimum of £5.5 million for the new Cancer Centre
  • The Appeal receives a major gift of £4 million donated by the James Dyson Foundation for the Cancer Care Campaign – enabling an increase in the overall Campaign target to £8.5 million

2013

  • New Pathfinder ECG equipment installed in Cardiology Department – £33,346

2014

  • A Stress Cardio Bike is purchased for Cardiology – £7,500

2015

  • Funding goes to Cardiology Catheter labs  – £25,000 +

2016

  • Flexi Focus Ultrasound equipment for Theatres – £50,00
  • CT Simulator for Radiotherapy  £650,000

2017

  • Scalp Cooling Cap for Chemotherapy Department £36,000
  • The Appeal launches a new fundraising campaign ‘Therapies Matter‘ for The RNHRD and Therapies Centre –  to raise a minimum of £2 million and The Brownsword Charitable Foundation sets a £1 million Match-Funding Challenge
  • The Friendly Faces Project launches to support patients living with Dementia

2018

  • The new RUH Spiritual Care Centre opens – with the Appeal having funded the courtyard garden and art – £80,000+
  • The Appeal announces it has raised over £9.6m for the new Dyson Cancer Centre and will continue fundraising to make it truly special in its design, facilities and equipment
  • The Appeal obtains funding from the Sperring Trust to fund a three year pilot project called the Compassionate Companions Project to support end of life care at the RUH

2019

  • Four new Special Appeals are launched – Facial Surgery and Orthodontics – £200,000+, Critical Care Unit £150,000, Breast Unit £450,000 and The Friendly Faces Project £30,000
  • Medical equipment purchased for Eye department – £115,000
  • April 2019 – The Facial Surgery and Orthodontics Special Appeal is completed, read more here
  • The Forever Friends Appeal turns 20 on 29 June 2019, read more here