London Bridge Hospital's charity support
London Bridge Hospital actively supports a number of different charities throughout the year. For four years the hospital supported a local charity Connect. Connect supports and cares for people with aphasia; a communication disability that usually occurs after a stroke or brain injury. There is a calendar of events that runs through the year, this includes supporting MacMillan Cancer Care through the annual coffee morning each September, as well as working with numerous breast cancer charities including Pink Buddies and Breast Cancer Care.
The hospital also supports the Wellbeing of Women Christmas Fair each December. We encourage all staff undertaking volunteering opportunities – internally promoting their stories and fundraising events through the monthly staff newsletter. We have raised funds for disaster reliefs including the Nepal earthquake and for SLAA during the Ebola epidemic to raise funds for the Masanga Hospital in Sierra Leone. Patient information leaflets distributed by staff include dedicated links to particular charities, including the British Heart Foundation, the Arrhythmia Alliance and The Atrial Fibrillation Association.