About Us

Southend Hospital Charity (Registered Charity No. 1057266)

Southend Hospital Charity is the associated corporate charity for Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Like other NHS hospitals, it administers designated ‘special funds’ for the benefit of wards and departments, legacies and general donations to the hospital.
Charitable giving by patients, the local community and businesses has always played and will continue to play a vital role in our hospital, helping to provide state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, and ensuring the best possible standards for our patients. We work closely with staff, past and present patients and volunteer groups to help the hospital fulfil its mission of putting patients first.

Examples of recent items you have helped to provide include:
£88,000 towards the purchase of a digital mammography machine for the breast care unit
£20,000 for electric beds for the stroke unit
£5,000 for two diabetic insulin pumps
£10,000 for artwork, toys and child-friendly decoration for the children’s outpatient department

To make a donation to Southend Hospital Charity please click here or call 01702 385337 to talk to one of the fundraising team.

Southend Hospital Charitable Foundation (Registered Charity No. 1073031)
Southend Hospital Charitable Foundation is a registered charity which raises money for major fundraising projects at Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
The Charitable Foundation was established in 1998 by a group of local people who cared greatly about the Hospital and who wanted to help fund those extras that NHS funding can’t provide. The Foundation’s first appeal raised more than £400,000 for a new Leukaemia Unit and they have gone on to raise £450,000 for the Children’s Lighthouse Centre, £700,000 for a new state-of-the-art heart monitoring system followed by The Pinpoint Cancer Appeal which raised £400,000 for image-guided radiotherapy equipment.
The Bosom Pals Appeal aims to raise £750,000 to improve breast screening services at Southend University Hospital. This will enable us to buy two full field digital mammography machines and associated IT equipment. This improved technology will help to provide shorter examination times, better technique and image quality – helping to detect early and small cancers.
Colin George (Chairman) , Michael Thwaites (Vice Chairman) , Philip Miller MBE (Treasurer) Rita Bosch, Karen Ferreira, Roger Froment, Nigel Gayner , John Harland, Gary Hodson, Peter Holmes, Ann Jackson, Ted Lewin, Malachy O’Sullivan, Dr Mohamed Pasha MBE and Rob Tinlin.