The Hampshire Medical Fund charity, which buys cutting-edge medical equipment for Basingstoke, Winchester and Andover hospitals, was founded by the late Earl of Carnarvon in 1981. With the burden of funding requirements on the NHS ever increasing, the Hampshire Medical Fund’s work is increasingly necessary to help enable our Hampshire Hospitals provide the best possible care for patients, putting our Hampshire NHS Trust at the forefront of clinical excellence.
By supplying pioneering equipment to our hospitals, the Hampshire Medical Fund is aiding our Hampshire NHS Trust in being able to attract and retain the best consultants, junior doctors, nurses and therapists to care for the community of Hampshire.
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Telephone: 01256 314759
Good Festival raised an incredible £40,000 to go towards a state of the art AI (artificial intelligence) machine for intervention radiology. This machine allows minimally invasive, image guided procedures to target tumour ablation treatments in the abdominal regions (lungs, kidneys & liver). With only two of these machines in the entire UK, this machine is cutting edge technology in cancer treatment for The Hampshire hospitals trust healthcare. The Hampshire Medical Fund are committed to completing the fundraising towards this incredible piece of medical equipment. If you wish to donate please make contact.
Good Festival 2021 were thrilled to support the maternity and neonatal departments of Basingstoke, Andover and Winchester NHS hospitals by fundraising for much needed Resuscitaire machines. A Resuscitaire provides breathing support, warmth, oxygen, suction and other key interventions for newborn babies in the desperate position of needing resuscitation and emergency medical treatment in the first minutes and hours of their lives. Good Festival purchased eight new machines from the £72,000 raised at the festival! Since then, The Hampshire Medical Fund have funded the remaining 14 machines that were needed – an incredible addition across the Trust, helping towards saving lives in the resuscitation, assessment and support of the tiniest and most vulnerable patients in our hospitals.
Sadly due to Covid-19 the 2020 Festival had to be cancelled.
In 2019, the Festival raised the phenomenal amount of £55,000 which has enabled the Hampshire Medical Fund to purchase two Sysmex Sentimag Systems for the Breast Surgery departments in Basingstoke & Winchester Hospitals. The Sentimag Systems enable patients to no longer have a wire fitted to the breast before Surgery. This in turn ensures that the patient’s experience is not so harrowing, more accurate localisation of breast lumps and enables timetabling to be more efficient across both hospitals. The Sentimag Systems will benefit over 200 patients per year.
In 2018, the Festival raised £25,381 which enabled the Hampshire Medical Fund to buy a State-of-the-art Laparoscopic Simulator and Mobile Camera/Monitor System for Gynaecology, General Surgery and Urology at Basingstoke Hospital. The remaining funds were put towards an Intrabeam Intraoperative Radiology Machine to treat Breast Cancer at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester.
Registered Charity No. 1192553