We work with a number of partner charities who provide us with extra funding to help us continue improving patient care through research, training and providing the latest equipment and facilities.
Leukamia UK (formerly ELF) focuses on patient-centred projects that advance the cure and treatment of blood cancer.
The charity helps King’s by supporting clinical work, funding the provision of equipment and facilities which will be used to treat patients, and helping to train clinicians, nurses and related health professionals.
It supports our ELF & LIBRA ward and helped fund King’s Cell Therapy Unit, which is the largest of its kind in Europe. The unit is working on new cell therapies for people living with leukaemia, diabetes and liver failure.
The Lions International Blood Research Appeal (LIBRA)
LIBRA raises funds for our Haematology Department, to help develop new treatments for patients with blood disorders and cancers.
The charity has been supporting the haematology team since 1976, funding diagnostic and specialist equipment to test treatments for blood cancers including leukaemia, lymphoma, myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and myeloma, and developing laboratory space.
It supports our ELF and LIBRA ward and helped fund King’s Cell Therapy Unit research facility.
Rebuild provides extra assistance for patients with congenital and acquired limb deformity or fractures that will not heal. Patients often suffer greatly because treatment is painful, can take many months or even years and may involve multiple operations.
The charity supports King’s Limb Reconstruction Service by providing extra funds for its clinical, educational, training, research and administrative work. This includes equipment to speed up recovery, extra nursing care, and community and home-based treatments. It also jointly funds a specialist limb reconstruction physiotherapist at King’s.
Variety, the Children’s Charity
Variety, the Children’s Charity provides a range of support to sick, disabled and disadvantaged children.
Its flagship project is the Variety Children’s Hospital at King’s, which remains one of the UK’s leading children’s units, treating and caring for more than 40,000 sick children every year. Sick children come from all over the UK to receive the highest quality of medical care at the hospital. The unit also provides a general paediatric and paediatric surgical service to the local community, as well as neonatal intensive care for very sick and preterm babies.
WellChild supports sick children, working to improve their treatment and care and to provide them, their families and their carers with practical support and information.
Working closely with King’s, the charity has funded research and clinical work in the Neonatal Unit and the children’s Liver Unit, a leader in its field and responsible for a number of major breakthroughs to help children with liver disease.
King’s is also a world leader in the field of cell therapy and WellChild has helped raise money for the new Liver Cell Therapy Unit, to improve facilities and equipment.