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ABOUT OVER AND ABOVE AND THE WONDERFUL WORK THEY DO!

Info below is from their official website.

Over and Above is the registered working name of the Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust Charitable Fund and is the independent registered charity no. 1051463 which supports the work of Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.
We fundraise Over and Above what the NHS is able to provide to make a real difference to our patients, their families and our amazing staff that treat them.
The NHS body is the sole charity trustee of the charitable funds in its corporate capacity. There is a Charitable Funds Committee which reports back to the full board (NHS Body) on issues such as setting the charity’s strategy, policies and budgets and overseeing the charities operations. 
Our money is raised, held and accounted for independently from the Trust’s NHS funds and is spent exclusively for charitable purposes to improve the health and wellbeing of the NHS patients of the Trust’s hospitals and community services. Our spending, by way of grants to the Trust, supplements and enhances, but does not replace, the Trust’s own NHS spending. 
The majority of our donors, and those who leave money to us in their wills, say that they would like their donations and legacies spent for the benefit of patients in a particular ward or department, or on a particular type of medical service. We honour those wishes by maintaining about 120 separate funds each containing money which has been given for a particular ward, department or service and which will be spent accordingly.  
Your efforts, support and donations make a huge difference for patients; improving the hospital environment, buying state-of-the-art medical equipment and helping us to go way beyond the NHS standard. We support causes across the entire Trust in hospitals and our community services.

Here is just some of the work they have done:

£250,000 for specialist equipment needed in the Special Care Baby Unit. Including the purchase of three state of the art Draeger neonatal ventilators. 

Over £2.2m to build a new Chemotherapy and Day Treatment Unit at North Devon District Hospital for the benefit of the thousands of cancer patients we see each year. 

£30,000 towards a new relatives room close to the Intensive Care Unit.

£7,600 for a specialised trolley for the Special Care Baby Unit.

£5,500 to buy a IntelliVue MP5 Observation Machine to help our stroke patients.

£4,000 for a treadmill for use by our Physiotherapy patients.

£3,800 for adult and paediatric Resus Trolleys.

£2,000 to purchase four Ipads to benefit patients with acquired neurological conditions.

£550.00 to purchase specialist high chairs for Caroline Thorpe Children’s Ward.

AND NOW WE ARE HELPING THEM RAISE MONEY FOR:

Over and Above, the Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust charity, has launched a £1.5 million fundraising appeal to build a new centre to support people with cancer and other illnesses, and their loved ones.

The North Devon Cancer and Wellbeing Centre Appeal aims to raise funds to build a Cancer and Wellbeing Centre on the grounds of North Devon District Hospital. This will be a dedicated space offering a wide range of information and support services to anyone affected by cancer and other illnesses, all within a comfortable and welcoming environment.

To read more about this amazing charity and their Cancer and Wellbeing Centre Appeal, click the logo above!

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