James Robson

“My mother’s time in hospital was made so much better by the improvements that have been made by the hospital charity.”

How your money helps

Derby & Burton Hospitals Charity exists to make patients’ lives better. Thanks to your amazing donations we are able 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 along side Burton, Tamworth and Lichfield Hospitals.

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

Funding can go towards a wide range of items aimed to enrich patient welfare, from providing new chairs to enable partners and family to stay with new mums in the Maternity wards to buying craft materials for the Children’s Hospital. Big or small, all items brought to improve patient welfare make a big difference.


Your donation could be put towards purchasing the latest state-of-the-art medical equipment to help provide the best possible care for our patients.

Local research projects

Derby Hospitals are constantly striving to be at the forefront of medical research and the charity helps to support 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.

With your help we are able to do more for the hospitals patients by funding the most advanced medical equipment and supporting ground-breaking medical and nursing techniques.

Staff training

Funding from the charity helps staff stay up to date on the latest medical and nursing techniques. 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 & Burton Hospitals Charity spends more than £1.5million on making patients’ lives better and we simply couldn’t do what we do without you.

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