18th January 2024

In September 2021, Bristol & Weston Hospitals Charity joined forces with two other health organisations in Bristol on a programme of support to benefit thousands in the local community.

Bristol & Weston Hospitals Charity, Southmead Hospital Charity and Bristol Health Partners Academic Health Science Centre received a grant from NHS Charities Together to support nine different projects across the city. 

Projects include at-home monitoring equipment for people with heart conditions, arts programmes for people with chronic illnesses and boat-building workshops to help older people overcome loneliness and social isolation. 

The projects benefitted more than 3,500 people in Bristol and beyond, including those with dementia, inflammatory rheumatic disease and childhood trauma.

It was the first time the three organisations had worked together in this way.

Sarah Pryer, Director of Partnerships & Programmes at Bristol & Weston Hospitals Charity, said: "These projects have had a huge impact on people across the city and beyond, helping them to stay physically and mentally well.

"It's been great to work with other health organisations in this way to help alleviate some of the pressure our NHS faces.

"Thank you to NHS Charities Together for making this work possible."

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