How your money helps

Derby Hospitals Charity exists to support all aspects of the work of Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust at the Royal Derby Hospital and the London Road Community Hospital. We are here to “make patients’ lives better”.  Donations and legacies to the charity help to provide the “extras” that can’t be provided from NHS statutory funding, but make a real difference to our patients and staff.

Every year we provide funds for: 

Patient welfare

From providing relaxation CDs for clinic areas and toys for the Children’s Hospital to funding new assessment areas for the Children’s Emergency Department and the Frail and Elderly in the Medical Assessment Unit, we give a helping hand to all areas of the hospital.


The very latest state-of-the-art medical equipment to help provide the best possible care for our patients.

Local research projects

Local research projects helping to find new ways of treating illness and curing disease. Work is currently ongoing on various research projects in areas such as: Gynaecological cancer, Colorectal cancer, Renal, Cancer services and Palliative Care.

Staff training

By providing funding for staff to attend a variety of courses and conferences at home and abroad we are ensuring they are kept as up to date as possible with the latest medical knowledge to benefit the patients they treat. We also fund subscriptions to medical journals and text books so that our staff have the most up-to-date reference literature available to them.

In an average year, Derby Hospitals Charity spends more than £1.5million on “Making patients’ lives better” and we simply couldn’t do what we do without you.