In October 2022 we launched our Way Forward Appeal to fundraise £1.6 million to support our urgent, emergency and rehabilitation care services at the Great Western Hospital.
Support towards the Brighter Futures Way Forward Appeal will fund a variety of projects which are focused on improving the experiences of urgent and emergency care patients. Donations will enable us to create a welcoming, calm environment which meets the needs of all our patients, reduces anxiety and gives patients dignity.
In particular, we know that for many children, a visit to hospital can be a frightening and bewildering experience, and even more so for children with additional needs. Our Christmas Appeal this year is to make our urgent and emergency care spaces as welcoming as we can with play equipment, furnishings and special sensory equipment that creates a calm and friendly environment for all our young patients. To read more about our Christmas Appeal and Emily's story click here.