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The Friends Fund
How we donate to
Available to departments within the Isle of Wight NHS Trust

The Details

The Process

What do we do?

Our objects are to support and supplement the services offered by the Isle of Wight NHS Trust through St Mary’s Hospital, Isle of Wight and/or by NHS Community Services on the Isle of Wight.
The Objects shall be achieved for the benefit of patients and staff through
the funding of new equipment and facilities above the standard/level required
to be provided by the NHS.
Each year NHS departments apply to access ‘The Friends Fund’ in order to finance the purchase of new equipment or facilities which will meet our objects.

Complete and Submit The Friends Fund 

Application Form, available by emailing

How are we funded?

All Applications checked to ensure that they meet IW NHS Trust requirements

A retail manager along with volunteers run our shop in the hospital’s main foyer.
In addition, we run our trolley service offering newspapers, confectionery and other items throughout the hospital wards.

We very kindly receive donations, whether it be in our collection boxes around
the Island, single or regular donations or bybeing kindly remembered in a Will.

What can we provide?

All requests for funding are required to result in a benefit to patients and be an enhancement to the mandatory service. 

This can include: 

Patient Welfare and Amenities 

Medical equipment, furniture and aids, patient comforts and benefits above the standard/level required for operational purposes. 

Staff Amenities 

Facilities or equipment promoting wellbeing for staff. 

Applications considered by Friends of St Mary’s Hospital Trustees. 

Applicants notified of the outcome in regard to their application. 

2023 Applications

Application forms available from

Applications close on Wednesday 1 June 2023.

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