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Case Study: Giving World's Partnership with UCLH

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case studies > Giving World's Partnership with UCLH

UCLH Patients and Nurse

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) receives a plethora of goods that that help to enrich the patient experience.

UCLH received feedback from patients telling them about their waiting experience in outpatient areas, so they partnered with Giving World to provide new magazines each month and they really make a difference, helping to distract and calm patients.

In their inpatient areas volunteers use the magazines as a way of striking up a conversation to offer a form of distraction and comfort. Books are also distributed to wards to distract and alleviate some of the tedium of being a short-, medium- or long-term patient.

Working with Play Specialist and Paediatric teams, UCLH's Patient Experience Team distribute children's toys and books provided by Giving World. The teams use the toys in their work to improve the experience of the children they treat. Games, prizes, end of treatment presents and birthday gifts for children spending their birthday in hospital are provided by Giving World. It makes a huge difference whatever the child's circumstance.

As UCLH don't have funding for these types of resources, they rely solely on donations and all the items sent through from Giving World have been very well received and are in extremely high demand.

Clothes are also in high demand by NHS trusts and we give clothes to many wards across the country. Giving World have been supplying clothing to teams across UCLH to ensure that items are available to those who most need them, especially in their Emergency Department and Acute Medical Unit, and the Discharge and Homeless teams.

Clothing is needed for all kinds of reasons: when patients are rushed in to hospital and need a change of clothes, for the most vulnerable, and for those who leave without adequate clothing.

This is a big part of Giving World's work currently.

Lisa Sadler, senior nurse on AMU (Acute Medical Unit) said: "Patient admissions via AMU or the emergency department are obviously unplanned, and in all sorts of circumstances, so patients are often unprepared and don't have anything with them. The Giving World donations have been fantastic, as we've been able to give patients a clean set of clothes for when they leave the hospital."

It is not just clothes that can make the difference to a patient visit. Last winter AMU asked Giving World for fleecy blankets during the winter months as many of their elderly patients felt the cold when up and out of their beds. The blankets were used by nursing staff with these patients and patients were then able to keep the blankets when they went home.

Lisa Sadler also commented: "Through all parts of our patients' journey with us we need to ensure that we respect their dignity and make them feel as comfortable as we can. Patients and the teams have loved the blankets, staff said it was wonderful to give them out and patients thought it was fantastic to be able to take them home and really benefited from the extra comfort during their stay."

So we as we enter the festive period, the time traditionally made for giving and receiving, we continue to reflect on the amazing work of the staff at all the NHS trusts we support, and what they continue to achieve every single day for us all.

Happy Happy Christmas from us all at Giving World, and have a fabulous new year!

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