King's College Hospital Charity - Annual Report & Accounts 2019-20 - Flipbook - Page 8
How did we do?
Advancing innovation and excellence
We continued to work closely with our colleagues
within the key specialties at King’s to invest in
innovative clinical research and pioneering treatments:
Thanks to a major donor who sought to fund research
led by his liver transplant surgeon, we have been
able to support a grant for a 3 year PhD research
study, which could help to revolutionise liver
In paediatrics, we have proudly awarded a grant for a
world-first study on brain development and cognition
in young children with chronic liver disease.
As a major centre for the treatment of acquired brain
injury, we have committed funding to a complex
intervention providing specialist psychological
support to the families and carers of brain injury
survivors, helping to promote resilience.
We continued to raise funds and increase awareness
of our TLC Appeal to Transform Liver Care for children
and young people:
A successful bid to the Catherine Cookson Trust
resulted in a £90,500 donation to fund a cuttingedge Fibroscanner, to improve outcomes for
A festive Christmas collection at London Bridge
Station brought in over £2,000 for TLC, and our 2019
Christmas Appeal, featuring Molly who underwent
a life-saving liver transplant aged 4, brought in a
Six year old Jessie, who is living with liver and bowel
failure, was the first to test drive a fantastic electric
car donated to the children’s liver ward by the
Rotary Club of Sidcup, helping to bring a bit of fun
to children, just like him, who can spend weeks at
a time in hospital.
We launched the Crown Fund, a new small grants
programme to attract exciting and impactful projects
across our hospitals. Successful projects included:
Refurbishing the Maternity Day Room at the Princess
Royal University Hospital to provide a sanctuary for
women giving birth, and their families.
Delivering Human Factors training for staff across the
Foundation Trust with the main focus of improving
patient safety and patient outcomes.
Introducing a Motomed motor driven therapy device
to aid early mobilisation and improved rehabilitation
for patients in Critical Care.
Developing a multicentre collaborative service that
integrates mind and body care, creating a pathway
for the treatment of Cystic Fibrosis patients who also
suffer with an eating disorder.
Jessie John driving himself to theatre
(electric car donated by Rotary Club of Sidcup)
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