The Patients’ Fund Donate Fundraise Each year, with your support our Charity pledges £100,000 towards the Patients' Fund The Patients' Fund supports projects of all sizes across both hospitals that help to make patient life a little more like normal life. Hospital staff are invited to submit projects that they believe will enhance the lives of the patients they treat. Funds are then allocated to the projects deemed to have the biggest impact. Why are these projects not funded by the NHS? NHS funding doesn't cover a lot of these projects because they aren't deemed “essential”. But, as many staff, patients and visitors testify, these projects are essential in a different way. Each donation, no matter how big or small can help us make a huge difference. With your support, we've been able to provide: iPads for young patients, to distract them during uncomfortable procedures. They can watch their favourite tv programme to turn the experience into something more positive. Portable IV pumps, so patients on the urgent transplant list can remain active during their stay in hospital or walk around the grounds of Harefield Hospital. Handheld fans, for patients who struggle with breathlessness and to keep them cool during the warmer months. Camp beds for parents, to enable them to sleep beside their child whilst being treated at our hospitals. Esmee's story Esmee is four years old and has cystic fibrosis. She comes to Royal Brompton every six weeks for appointments. She’s been using the iPad, provided by the Patients’ Fund, as a distraction during appointments. Esmee’s favourite programmes to watch are Tom and Jerry, and Masha and the Bear! Esmee’s Dad Darren explains: The iPad provided by this fund really helps focus Esmee’s attention on something positive - it’s a great distraction for her. Please help us fund these life-enhancing projects – your small change can make a big change to a patient and their family.