Create welcoming environments.
The surroundings where patients are treated have a significant impact on how they feel which has a major influence on their recovery. It is not just about comfort and distraction, which are important; it is about a positive and welcoming space that gives confidence in the care they receive. Above & Beyond helps by upgrading existing spaces, providing artwork and creating new spaces such as private rooms or visitor lounges. This creates a calm, relaxed and less clinical feel, for a more pleasant and comforting atmosphere, which benefits patients, their families and visitors, and staff. The spaces that we help provide are fit to match the outstanding care provided by staff.
Provide state of the art equipment.
Technology and medical advancement is moving so fast that equipment can very quickly become outdated. The NHS can only afford to replace equipment every seven to ten years, so Above & Beyond helps by providing funds to purchase state of the art equipment, ensuring patients get the very best treatment. Funds provided by Above & Beyond help to save lives and offer a better quality of life, thanks to less invasive surgical techniques, quicker diagnosis and treatment. This reduces length of hospital stay and speeds up recovery, resulting in better patient outcomes.
Fund innovative research.
University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (UH Bristol) lead and contribute to world-class medical research studies to drive the very best treatment and care. Research is essential to advance patient care, help scientists better understand diseases and discover new and improved treatments. Research is expensive which is where Above & Beyond help. By funding innovative studies new research can benefit the patients of today and tomorrow.
For every £1 that we invest into research, a further £16 is attracted in new, larger grants. Funds provided go towards research project costs and funding individual researchers.
Support staff training and development.
Above & Beyond are proud to support all staff at the University Hospitals Bristol Foundation Trust NHS (UH Bristol). NHS staff work with all patients, in all stages of illness, in often demanding and stressful situations. Their commitment to providing the best quality of care, finding the best treatments, and being able to share their expertise, are all vital to our healthcare system. Continued education and development, support, recognition and motivation for all staff is often difficult on restricted NHS budgets. Above & Beyond has a key part to play by supporting staff training and development, celebrating excellence and recognising success, which encourages teamwork and rewards staff teams for their extraordinarily hard work.