NHS impact


Help transform the everyday in your local NHS. East Cheshire NHS Charity goes above and beyond standard Government funding to make your local NHS that extra special. From cutting-edge medical equipment to improve patient experience to making you feel more at home during your hospital visit – our mission is to make a tangible difference.

Take a look below for more information on the impact we are having when it comes to providing vital support to our local healthcare services and the difference your donation makes.

New neonatal cots on maternity

Seven new neonatal cots have been donated to the maternity ward at Macclesfield Hospital, thanks to a generous donation from children’s charity MedEquip4Kids.

The cots, which provide a safe environment for parents to place their new arrivals in at their bedside, were donated in time for the reopening of the service in June 2023.

Emma Galsworthy, Deputy Head of Midwifery at East Cheshire NHS Trust said, “It was really lovely to have the new cots for when we reopened back in June 2023 and to see babies being delivered once again in Macclesfield Hospital.

“The cots not only look new and modern compared to what we had previously, but they also provide the women with a safe environment to place their newborn in at their bedside.”

Staff wellbeing

Funds donated to the charity have allowed us to focus on staff wellbeing, including the introduction of the Women’s Health box initiative. The Women’s Health box was specifically designed with staff wellbeing in mind.

We’ve been able to provide items, which include changes of clothing, fans, hot water bottles, sanitary products, and signposting to informative health, wellbeing resources and information.

Staff feedback and engagement with this initiative has been incredibly positive, and the scheme has been deemed as a huge success and benefit to staff wellbeing.

Critical care wellbeing rooms

We have helped fund the redevelopment of patient, family and friend waiting rooms and staff rooms to create calm spaces, which improve the wellbeing of the people we support.

Sarah Hayes, Senior Sister, Macclesfield District General Hospital Critical Care Unit said, “We are extremely grateful and thankful for the donations we receive for the Critical Care Unit.

“We use these funds with thought and care to enhance our patient, visitor and staff experience. Some examples of how we have used these funds are the Critical Care visitor room, the quiet room for staff, wellbeing boxes and patient activities.”

Dementia friendly activities

Ward 9 supports patients with cognitive impairment and specialises in dementia. 

Patients with dementia benefit from the provision of meaningful activities, to reduce boredom and improve mood and wellbeing through therapeutic intervention.

The provision of various equipment supplies funded through the charity have enabled the ward’s activities coordinator to run various 1:1 and group activities.

These include crafts, exercise, games, afternoon tea and activities in the ward’s dementia friendly garden which offers a therapeutic space for patients to participate in gardening activities alongside offering a suitable social environment to enjoy together with their relatives and friends. 

Staff training

Donations to the charity have provided funding to support and develop staff with additional training over and above clinical mandatory and statutory training.

Over the last year we have funded a range of staff training so that high quality care can be delivered by confident and competent staff.

Staff members who have attended training funded through the charity, fed back that they found the sessions informative, thought provoking and inspiring.

Staff training improves knowledge and skills which in turn provides best care for our patients, which is the most important aspect for us as a Trust and as a charity.

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