New name for NHS Endowment Fund

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Tayside Health Fund is the new name for the Tayside NHS Board Endowment Fund which has received donations and granted funds for projects for many decades.

It is a registered charity.

The Fund is financed by donations and legacies from patients, families, carers, communities and other organisations.

Donations can be used for buying items that will make patients’ stay in hospital more comfortable, introducing pioneering ways of delivering care, providing funds for research projects, building new facilities or providing educational and training opportunities for staff.

Sandy Watson, NHS Tayside Chairman and Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Fund, said: “I am delighted to be launching the Tayside Health Fund today.

“The Fund makes a big difference to patients and their families across Tayside and that is why we are grateful for every single penny that we receive.

“In the last year alone, donations have helped projects including £130,000 to build this fantastic sensory garden here at Armitstead, the development of the Community Hospital in Blairgowrie and providing wifi for patients in Roxburghe House.

“We hope that the new name, logo, website and promotional materials will make it easier for the people of Tayside to continue with their generous donations and find out what their money is being used for.”

For further information about the Fund including ways to donate, and help, visit www.taysidehealthfund.scot.nhs.uk