Recognising our donors
Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust and Addenbrooke’s Hospital commemorate kind donors and fundraisers on a series of plaques in the hospital's main entrance.
Donor recognition displays have long been a feature of philanthropic programmes in establishments such as museums and galleries and also healthcare organisations throughout the world, but they are rarely seen in NHS hospitals in the UK.
Addenbrooke’s was one of the first NHS organisations to have a donor recognition wall installed to acknowledge the huge impact of charitable donations to Addenbrooke's and the Rosie over the years; celebrating the heritage of the hospital from the legacy left by John Addenbrooke, to the kind support that is being given today towards the development of the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.
The creation of a donor recognition display for the reception area and further donor recognition plaques across Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie serve to celebrate and thank donors while also inspiring others to support the hospitals.
Charitable donations help support a wide range of additional projects across the hospitals that might not otherwise be met by NHS budgets including:
- a portable ultrasound machine for paediatric intensive care
- patient information screens for outpatients clinics
- additional dialysis machines for the renal unit
- extra ventilators for neuro critical care
- portable personal listening devices for patients who are hard of hearing
The wall is updated on an annual basis, and we will acknowledge donations made during the 2015 calendar year in the next round of updates.
We are very grateful to major benefactors of The Rosie Hospital Campaign to support the expansion of the Rosie Hospital, which opened in September 2012.