Help us bring sunshine into the lives of patients, staff and visitors at Lister Hospital

We have nearly finished our ambitious appeal to transform the outside area at Lister Hospital's ICU so patients can be taken outside in their beds to enjoy the fresh air and hopefully, sunshine!

Thanks to the support of our wonderful local community we have now raised enough funds to instruct our builders!

We would still be very grateful for any donations towards this project to help us to improve the experience of our patients once on the terrace. We would love to provide a sound system, additional planting and décor to make it a beautiful space that our most poorly patients can enjoy.

Kate Flavin, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, said: “During the peak of the pandemic, we saw how patients in intensive care responded well to feeling fresh air on their face and seeing the moving sky, instead of ceiling panels.

“Currently we can push beds out onto a rooftop area but it isn’t very easy and requires an experienced doctor and nurse, lots of equipment and fine weather! Although the area is safe, it was not designed for patient use and it doesn’t look very attractive as you can see."

“A new rooftop garden balcony will allow us to move patients in their beds, with all the necessary equipment, out into the open air. We want to create a beautiful space in which patients can feel fresh air, see the sky and have some time away from the machines and bright lights of the wards. The sad fact is, in some cases, it may be the last time they get to see the sky.”

For ideas on how to support the Sunshine Appeal, visit our events page or download our Fundraising Calendar. 

Eloise Huddleston, charity director, said: “We all know the value of spending time outside so we hope you will help us transform this spaces. Thank you.”

If you would like to discuss bespoke corporate sponsorship or philanthropic partnership options, please complete this form and Eloise, charity director, will call you back.