Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital is the largest single site specialist heart and chest hospital in the UK, providing specialist services in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiology, respiratory medicine including adult cystic fibrosis and diagnostic imaging, both in the hospital and out in the community. It serves a catchment area of 2.8 million people, spanning Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales and the Isle of Man, and increasingly from beyond, as people seek out its highly specialised services.
As is common, the Hospital had a small fundraising function, supported by dedicated volunteers and fundraisers. The Hospital had potential to harness the enormous goodwill of so many people who had been treated their themselves, or had seen loved ones been cared for. It also had ambitious plans for the future, based on its exceptional research achievements. It was a real pleasure to support the hospital team as it established a professional fundraising office, and crystallised its plans for an innovative trials unit.