Small Change Big Impact

Do you need funding for an idea that would help improve patient care and experience?

Hospital charity CW+ can give you up to £2000 to get your idea off the ground as part of our Small Change Big Impact initiative.

We can fund ward enhancements, recreational projects, non-essential equipment and much more, so please get in touch!

Download an application form here or email smallchangebigimpact@cwplus.org.uk or call us on 020 3315 6600.

We have recently funded:

  • a trolley with sensory play equipment which can be wheeled into cubicles pre and post-surgery to support and distract children from their surgery;
  • bariatric weighing scales with wheels that can be easily moved around the hospital to weigh patients being considered for bariatric surgery, who often have mobility issues;
  • a HIV Blind Date project for the Kobler Clinic and Ron Johnson ward, using actors and props to put on theatre shows centring around patients’ stories of love, relationships and living with HIV;
  • Medicines Information Leaflets for patients with learning disabilities, designed by the Pharmacy team to help patients and their carers manage their medicines;
  • refurbishment of the sleep study room to encourage a more relaxed and homely environment for more effective sleep studies;
  • tablets and physiotherapy equipment for a ‘Mind and Body Fit’ project designed by the Medical Rehabilitation team for dementia patients;
  • digital radios to calm patients awaiting/preparing to have an electroencephalogram (EEG) – a recording of brain activity. 

Jennifer Grange, Senior Health Play Specialist (SCBI project: Sensory Play Trolley), says: "The process was so quick and simple. Within a week of making the application I received an email from the charity letting me know it had been approved. I was over the moon. Children often arrive at the ward feeling anxious or stressed about their procedure, or they may have additional needs which can affect their ability to cope well in a hospital environment. The sensory trolley will be a wonderful asset to support such patients and make their time in hospital a positive one."

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