Our impact We're making a difference every single day for patients and staff across our hospitals. You help us provide millions of pounds of support every year across our hospitals - funding the state of the art medical equipment, specialist research and hospital improvements that make such a difference to our patients and staff. It is thanks to the generosity of individuals, companies and groups making donations, organising events and taking on challenges to support the hospitals that they care about, that we are able to transform our hospitals. Legacies are also extremely important to this charity, and allow us to fund very special projects and improvements which simply couldn't happen without these generous gifts from Wills. Our charity takes great care to ensure these donations are spent carefully and with the maximum positive impact for patients and staff across our hospitals. Clinicians with expert knowledge have designated authority to oversee smaller amounts of funding, and our Trustees meet regularly to scrutinise larger funding bids. COVID has been front and centre of our work in recent times, and your kindness has allowed us to be there for staff and patients every step of the way. And as we - hopefully - begin to recover from the complexities of 2020/1 we have never been more aware of the difference this charity, and your support can make. We are currently prioritising a proactive spending strategy to ensure that areas of greatest need across our hospitals can benefit from charitable support. Do take a moment to read our latest impact report about how Oxford Hospitals Charity is making a difference across our hospitals. Read our Impact Report 17/18 Donate online now Find out about our key areas of funding Read about our latest funding Find out how to leave a charitable gift in your Will Recent funding across our hospitals includes: Over 170 pieces of equipment and improvements to facilitiesEquipment to speed up the diagnosis of meningitis; portable handheld oxygen monitors for use with young patients; improvements to staff areas so that surgical teams can have a comfortable break between operations; technology to improve prostate cancer diagnosis and a mechanical chest compression device for use with patients having heart failure. 39 research projects across the hospitalsThese include research into children's and adult cancers and haematology; a study to improve patient care after heart attack; research into respiratory conditions and eye surgery. Over 700 hospital staff have benefited from additional training and coursesBringing the latest skills and knowledge into our hospitals.