We need you, to help us raise £100,000 to fund additional extras that will make a real difference to our patients, their families, and our community.

In 2020, a ground-breaking investment of £17.6 million was announced to reform emergency services at Bassetlaw Hospital. Now, in 2023, Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals (DBTH) charity has the opportunity to enrich these services, taking them from outstanding to exceptional.

Not only will Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals Charity aim to enhance services within the Emergency Department (ED) at Bassetlaw Hospital, but it will also fund improvements to the Children’s Assessment Unit (CAU) and the Assessment Treatment Centre (ATC).

This investment is a crucial step forward for our Trust and the local community, ensuring timely access to high-quality care within the Emergencty Department for our patients, as well as return overnight paediatric services which were temporarily relocated to Doncaster Royal Infirmary in 2017, minimising the need for transfers.

The difference we’ll make

The Bassetlaw Hospital Emergency Village Appeal will focus on funding a number of projects which revolve around the theme of ‘comfort’ and ‘play’, supporting the trust to enhance patient experience by transforming the environment, funding new equipment above and beyond what is expected and providing the most comfortable experience possible for our patients.

 

📱 To donate £10, text BEVAPPEAL to 70085 📱

Your support will enable us to create:

  • A brand new outdoor play area: Having space for such a wonderful outdoor play area is incredibly rare for hospitals and we are fortunate to have a significant space within the new Children’s Assessment Unit to house a wonderful outdoor space for our young patients and their families to enjoy whilst receiving care at Bassetlaw Hospital. Working alongside our Play Leaders, we have commissioned Outdoor Play UK to help us make the most out of the space available, ensuring that equipment is accessible to all children, there are plenty of sensory elements for them to explore but also to provide a space where they can take time away from their worries of being in hospital, sit and simply enjoy being outside.
  • Brand new toys for waiting rooms and play areas: Play is incredibly important to children whilst visiting hospital as it can provide solace from unfamiliar and sometimes unsettling hospital wards, helping to reduce anxiety, fear and stress associated with being in hospital. We will be funding a range of brand new toys, including a specialist sensory projector which will help break down long waiting hours and provide welcome distractions for both parents and children. In addition, we are hoping to fund roving equipment including a Rock N R Games Console and sensory discovery cart which can be moved inbetween areas. 
  • Distraction tools in treatment rooms: In every treatment room in the Children’s Assesment Unit, we are hoping to fund tactile sensory boards to help provide distractions for children, enabling parents to have conversations with healthcare professionals. In addition, we will also be funding a dedicated treatment room which will have sensory equipment including a sound and light dome and hurricane wall to help children feel calm and ease anxiety whilst receiving treatment. This room will also be available for children and young people with neurological disorders who may need a quiet space away from the main waiting rooms.
  • TV’s in waiting areas and patient bays: Sometimes when we’re in a strange environment, we just need some of the comforts from home to help make us feel better, so we’re funding TV’s in all waiting rooms and paediatric areas and throughout the Assessment Treatment Centre to help patients feel right at home. We will also be funding a specialist TV which will be mounted into the ceiling in our paedatric Resus bay of the Emergency Department. 
  • Calming light boxes for resus bays: In the times when our patients find themselves needing urgent treatment, we have four resus bays within the Emergency Department to provide urgent care. Patients are often awake and responsive, but find themselves looking up at the same spot in the ceiling, so to help keep them calm we will be funding special light boxes in each of our resus bays. 

And that’s just the beginning. From specialist sensory equipment to comfier reclining chairs, every donation enables us to support Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals to create an Emergency Village that is exceptional. Enabling our colleagues to provide the best possible care, day and night, to the Bassetlaw community and beyond.

Together, let's turn compassion into action. Join us in shaping a future where every visit to Bassetlaw Hospital Emergency Village is not just a journey through care, but a testament to the power of community and kindness. Your support is the key to unlocking a brighter, more compassionate tomorrow. Let's make it happen, together.

Explore the vision of our new outdoor play area, waiting areas and examples of some of the equipment we hope to fund

How can I support the Bassetlaw Hospital Emergency Village Appeal?

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Frequently asked questions

What is the Bassetlaw Emergency Village project?

Initiated in July 2023 with a £17.6 million pledge from the UK government, the Emergency Village is designed to improve and expand emergency care services for the Bassetlaw community, as well as enable 24/7 inpatient paediatric care.

Once opened, all urgent and emergency care services at Bassetlaw Hospital will be housed within the new facility, alongside paediatric and acute care. The footprint inhabited by the new building is within the former car park opposite the main entrance, as well as accommodation previously used by Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

You can find out more about the project here: https://www.dbth.nhs.uk/bassetlaw-emergency-village/

Who are Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals Charity

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals Charity is the official charity which supports Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Bassetlaw Hospital and Montagu Hospital to go above and beyond by providing additional equipment, services and amenities for our patients, visitors and staff which cannot be funded by the NHS alone.

From the small things like teddy bears for children spending the night at hospital, to equipment such as iPads so patients can keep in touch with their loved ones, to the cutting-edge technology that detects deadly infections like meningitis and the flu.

These additional extras would not be possible without the support of our community and with your help we can continue to work hard with our Trust to fund innovative and exciting projects that really do make a difference to our patients, their families and our colleagues who care for them.

You can find out more about some of the recent projects we have funded here: https://dbthcharity.co.uk/difference-we-make/

Why are the projects within the fundraising appeal not included with the core funding provided?

Unfortunately, Government funding will only go so far and like many health and medical services, such as hospices and air ambulances, hospitals can only provide some of the services they offer thanks to the support of the general public. For example, The Serenity Suite, a specialist bereavement suite for maternity at Doncaster Royal Infirmary which opened in 2023 following a £150k fundraising appeal by Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals Charity.

With your support, we are able to do so much more, funding things that would not otherwise be possible that will make a significant difference to patients and staff.

How can I support the Bassetlaw Hospital Emergency Department Appeal?

There are so many ways you can support the Bassetlaw Hospital Emergency Village Appeal.

  • Make a donation – Every pound makes a difference to helping make all of the projects within the appeal possible and together we need to ensure our doctors and nurses have exactly what they want, when they need it to deliver the best possible care for our patients. Making a donation is the simplest way to help and you can donate directly here: [ donation link]
  • Organise a fundraising event or activity – pull your friends, family, colleagues or students together and get fundraising to help raise vital funds for the Bassetlaw Hospital Emergency Department Appeal. We have a range of resources to support your fundraising include collection tins/ buckets and we can also provide a fundraising pack filled with ideas to help make your fundraising a success. If you’d like to organise an event or activity, please contact us on charity@nhs.net to register your event.
  • Take part in one of our planned events – to help us reach the appeal target, we’ll be hosting a number of our own events and activities which you can take part in to help us raise vital funds. Join in with our first Pyjama Day or take the skies with our annual sky dive event. For more information about our upcoming events, please visit: https://dbthcharity.co.uk/our-events/
How can I keep track on the progress of the appeal?

You can track the progress of the Bassetlaw Hospital Emergency Department Appeal in a number of different ways. We’ll be regularly updating the appeal page on our website and sharing stories through our social media platforms. You can keep up to date by checking our news section and by following our Facebook or LinkedIn page.

Don’t forget you can also join our brand-new mailing list to stay up-to-date with any major appeal landmarks and all the latest Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospital’s Charity news.

What happens if the appeal reaches it's target/ doesn't reach it's target?

Once we are close or have already hit our final target, we’ll be celebrating the news far and wide through our social media platforms, within the local media and website. From time to time, we’ll share stories of how our awesome fundraisers are helping us reach significant milestones of the appeal.

Please note, funds raised for this appeal may be used for other, similar projects for the benefit of patients if our target is exceeded or not met, or if the appeal purposes cannot be fulfilled.