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Charitable Funds

Our Charitable Fund, registered number 1049606, manages donations to the NHS on the Isle of Wight. The Fund is monitored and administered by the Corporate Trustee (the Trust Board) who ensures compliance with regulations set by the Charity Commission.

All income and expenditure is administered and applied appropriately in accordance with the donors’ wishes and in a way which makes the maximum contribution to enhancing both patient and staff welfare and amenities.  Annual reports showing how the funds are used are available to download.

We work closely with the Friend's of St. Mary's who also welcome donations which are used to benefit patients and staff. You can contact the Friends of St. Mary’s via their shop in the main entrance.

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Where is the money spent?

The Fund supports and enhances the work of the local NHS by providing the ‘extras’ which are not automatically funded by the NHS. Items such as specialist equipment or additional items of equipment, furniture and pieces of artwork. These all help improve and sometimes directly enhance the environment for patients and staff. The Fund also supports staff education and training.

How can you help? 

Any donation, large or small, is gratefully received and acknowledged. If you wish your donation to be used for a specific ward/department/service and used in a particular way, please specify on the donation form. We will do our best to accommodate your wishes.


Did you know?

Donations have recently helped to:

  • Provide a Green gym/trim trail for patients, visitors and staff (£19,908)
  • Purchase a Vapotherm flow heat & humidification device for NICU (£4,770)
  • Purchase a lightweight lifter-work positioner for ICU (£3,254)
  • Purchase a newborn baby manikin to aid training in neonatal resuscitation for NICU (£1,100)
  • Purchase a defibrillator/monitor for ICU (£14,066)
  • Make Christmas brighter for patients (£1,570)
  • Enable breast care patients to benefit from complementary therapies (£2,290)
  • Send nursing and medical staff on additional courses (£14,000)
  • Purchase a pulse oximeter for Childrens Ward (£2,160)
  • Provide patients armchairs for Respiratory rehab & clinic (£1,602)
  • And donations to the Barely Born Appeal have enabled £165,000 to be used for extra equipment and facilities in the new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.


How can you donate?

All donations are handled by the Cashiers Office at St. Mary’s Hospital. You can post your donation (cheque only, made payable to Isle of Wight NHS Trust Charitable Fund) together with the Donation Form to the following address:

Cashiers Office
St. Mary’s Hospital
Isle of Wight
PO30 5TG

All cash donations must be paid in person to the Cashiers Office, St. Mary’s Hospital. If you would like to arrange a bank transfer, please contact us for details.


Just Giving

You can donate online to the Isle of Wight NHS Trust Charitable Funds through ‘Just Giving’ at the website www.justgiving.com/iow-nhs. This is a very easy and secure way to donate money although Just Giving charge a small fee (5% plus VAT) on each donation, including Gift Aid received from the Government.


Gift Aid

If you are a taxpayer the value of your donation to the Fund can be increased by 20% by signing the Gift Aid declaration on the Donation Form. You must pay income tax or capital gains tax equal to the tax reclaimed by the charity on your donation.

Leaving a gift in your will to the Fund is an amazing way for your generosity to last beyond your own lifetime. We have received some very generous legacies which have either been used in accordance with a specific request or to support the work of the Island’s NHS to provide the ‘extras’ and enhancements to normal NHS care.

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Contact Us

If you would like more information about the Isle of Wight NHS Trust Charitable Fund, please contact the Financial Accounts Department, St. Mary’s Hospital on 01983 822099 ext 6593.

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