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Running any hospital is hugely expensive. Mildmay receives about 80% of our funding from NHS contracts. As a charity, we depend on your help to raise the remaining 20%.
We don't make a profit and all your donations are invested in our services and facilities.
£20,000 in total
Despite the generosity of so many people who have been donating PPE, whether purchased or home made, we are still needing to buy significantly more that before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Added to this are scrubs, visors and antiviral cleaning gel and wipes. We are able to wash and reuse scrubs and are very grateful for the donations that our helping to supplement our requirements.
This vastly increased usage will continue until the pandemic is thoroughly defeated and every recovering patient has finally gone home safely, but this is in all likelihood, still months away.
Our Clinical Lead Nurse modelling donated, handmade scrubs
This is roughly how much PPE we are getting through every month.
In February 2020, we spent £800 on PPE. Since then, the bill has been over £10,000 a month!
Please give what you can to help us cover this unplanned cost for our charity.
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Our target is £20,000
So far, you have generously donated nearly £7,000, and counting...
Despite being at risk of closure and our ongoing #SaveMildmay Campaign, we continue to care for sick and vulnerable people as we have done for over 150 years.
"Every hospital bed in the UK needs to be utilised during this unprecedented national crisis."
Chris Hopson, Chief Executive of NHS Providers
*Historically, Mildmay has hired mattresses and beds and has paid separately for regular infection control, deep cleaning and sterilisation.
**For the time being, above and beyond an initial 4 mattresses, we'll continue to hire additional mattresses as they are needed. The purchase outlay, even with generous supplier discounts, is still considerable. If we receive sufficient funding, we'll be able to buy more than the 4 beds we initially planned.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Mildmay is admitting HIV patients, step-down homeless patients (including some from either group recovering from COVID-19) to ease the burden on acute NHS hospitals.
We are nearly at full capacity, and need to purchase additional beds and specialised, pressure-relieving mattresses.
We currently have 26 individual patient rooms but we need to increase our bed numbers so we can continue to admit the vulnerable and sick patients most in need of our specialist care, as well as replace our few remaining older, manual beds.
We had been planning to amend our procurement plan in 2020 to purchase this equipment - in particular, the hospital beds, rather than hire replacement patient beds and mattresses.
This is something that we need to do quite regularly, of course, as older equipment wears out*
Thanks to the discounts we have been able to negotiate with our suppliers, purchasing new hospital beds makes more sense than annual hire and maintenance costs.
The COVID-19 National Emergency has overtaken our plans!
In addition to the minimum of 4 beds and specialist mattresses we would like to purchase with your help, we been compelled to procure 4 new beds from our own limited resources to replace old beds that had to be replaced urgently, due to the influx of patients resulting from the pandemic's impact on NHS hospitals. We took delivery of these beds at the end of June 2020.
List price per unit
Discounted unit price
Hill-Rom 900 bed
Hill-Rom 900 electronic hospital bed
Hill-Rom electronic pressure relieving mattress
Mildmay has the potential to become a world-class centre of excellence in homeless health care and a training hub for other step-down services in London.
Mildmay is the first specialist unit aiming to provide pioneering step-down care* for the homeless population of London and the surrounding regions
Why Mildmay is developing the Homeless Pathway?
Most charitable work around rough-sleeping and homelessness centres on social welfare, so a step-down service from acute hospital care for respite, recovery and palliative care urgently needed.
This is where Mildmay comes in.
We have the capacity to provide dedicated inpatient and outpatient care, addressing a huge unmet need for specialised medical care following a referral by other physicians.
People experiencing homelessness are among the most vulnerable and isolated in our society, with the worst health outcomes
Help us secure the future of our UK hospital in developing this new pathway, so we can ensure equal and fair access to healthcare for those who are homeless
*Step -down care is a term used primarily in the UK for supportive and rehabilitative healthcare given to a patient recuperating from an illness or intervention, who is regaining the ability to function independently.
Their salary will be funded through fundraising and donations.
Details will be added once the role has been recruited and the salary agreed
Mildmay is the only UK hospital which provides specialist care for people suffering from HIV-related illnesses and we maintain a pool of expertise and knowledge that is unsurpassed in Europe.
Mildmay Hospital utilises a large multi-disciplinary team (MDT) to provide structured pathways of rehabilitation and care for patients with complex HIV and HAND (HIV-related neurological disorders)
People with a late diagnosis are much more likely to develop severe health conditions. This includes HIV associated neurocognitive disorders, which can present with symptoms similar to severe dementia.
The average age of people accessing our service is 52, but we are seeing an increasingly ageing HIV population in their 60s and 70s.
A report published in January 2017 by the Terrence Higgins Trust highlighted significant challenges for the first generation in the UK to be growing old with HIV.
They have, on average, three times as many long-term health conditions compared with the general population.
Many people ageing with HIV report that they struggle to remember to take their medication and almost 80% are concerned about how brain impairment and memory problems might impact their ability to manage multiple health conditions and to live well in the long term.
In 2018, an estimated 103,800 people were living with HIV in the UK
There is an increasing number of people living with complex and debilitating HIV-related conditions.
Every year, we need to raise £250,000 from charitable donations to support Inpatient Services.
Our Day Therapy Service aims to provide positive opportunities to promote independence, build confidence and strengthen abilities
Just as vital as the specialised inpatient care we provide is our Day Therapy service that strengthens basic abilities and functionality and supports well-being in order to reduce the risk of acute hospital admissions for people with HIV and related disorders.
This therapeutic work leads to an improved ability to use community services and through regular participation; it should lead to better health self-management and outcomes.
We draw on our many years of experience to address the challenges that many people living with HIV and HAND have experienced.
In addition to physical benefits, research supports the value of activity in promoting positive cognitive outcomes. Participating in activities with others is an opportunity for social engagement and peer socialisation.
Day Therapy Services significantly contributes to one of Mildmay’s primary overall aims, which is to reduce acute hospital admissions for the HIV community and encourage greater self-management and integration back into society.
We successfully discharge the majority of our patients to return home
Last year, Day Therapy services cost £339,292
Every year, we need to raise £80,000 from charitable donations to support Day Therapy
Day Therapy Services annual budget
Project costs (equipment / fees / licences etc.)
Related expenses (travel, external activities etc.)
Facilities costs (20% of hospital running costs)
Annual inflationary adjustment (5%)
Whether it’s a one-off or a monthly gift, whatever amount you can afford will help.
Our IT and digital inclusion trainer, George Yearwood, in Mildmay’s computer training suite.
Using Lumosity software to improve cognitive agility and memory are as important as supporting our patients with everyday online interactions that, for them, can be difficult and excluding.
The training we provide is extremely popular with our patients and the benefits are considerable, supporting memory function, attention span and problem solving.
This also helps to support independence and builds confidence.
We have also started brain training work and assessment tools which is helping enormously with our patient’s rehabilitation and treatment.
We hope to further develop and expand this training which is proving so beneficial.
“The computer training at Mildmay has been a blessing, truly a blessing. I used to work with computers as part of my job, but I had forgotten everything. At first I couldn’t even remember how to turn it on! I also had general problems with my memory, my attention span and in solving problems. I started the training in the computer suite and I began the brain training programme.
Slowly, with lots of support and patience things began to come back. Now so much of the world which was shut off to me has opened up – shopping, banking, finding out information, it’s all there for me now, a link to independence.”
Mildmay works with over 100,000 of the most vulnerable and hard-to-reach people living with and affected by HIV and other related health issues.
Your donation will help us to develop the services and facilities our patients in the UK need, and/or support our work in East Africa working with thousands of children, young people, women and men with HIV clinical services and education.
Registered Charity no: 292058
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