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Hand-held ultrasound machine – Glenfield Hospital £6,300

The echocardiography department at Glenfield Hospital will use the funding for a handheld cardiac ultrasound machine to help them quickly perform scans on patients at their bedside or wherever they may be in the hospital.An echocardiogram is a non-invasive test that images the heart to assess structure and function and is a vital diagnostic tool […]

Infra-red vein finding equipment – LLR Community Phlebotomy Service £2,000

The Community Phlebotomy Service which provides care for housebound patients across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, will use the funding for two infra-red vein finders.The service visits patients daily in their own homes to take veinous blood samples as requested by GPs, specialist services or hospitals. Many patients are frail and have underlying health conditions and […]

BrightSparks Smoothie Sound System music project – £20,600

The BrightSparks charity’s Smoothie Sound System music project is successfully providing unique opportunities to the most vulnerable and isolated mental health service users in Leicester, including young men from BAME communities, and the funding will be used to expand this service.The project provides performance, sound production and DJing opportunities to directly respond to the need […]

Bright Path Futures Project, Weaver Insight – £17,000

The Bright Path Futures Project will help more non-English speaking female asylum seekers in Leicester have a voice, live independently and access the support they need to learn the most fundamental skill needed to take part in wider society – speaking, reading and writing English.   Being trapped for months at a time in a tiny […]

Radiotherapy privacy screens and skylights, University Hospitals of Leicester – £14,000

Thousands of patients awaiting radiotherapy treatment at the University Hospitals of Leicester will benefit from speedier treatment, increased dignity and comfort through new privacy screens and skylights. Patients are required to undress in the CT scanning room and lay down on the treatment couches for up to an hour so that treatment can be delivered […]

Digital meeting pod, The Centre Project – £26,000 

The Centre Project in Leicester will create a new digital meeting pod to help its service users improve their access to digital services and make NHS digital services accessible and inclusive.  The Centre Project provides a safe space and day services for people who are at risk of loneliness and isolation and likely to be […]