Who are Leicester Hospitals Charity?

Since 2002, we have been enhancing the hospital experience for the 1 million patients and 2 million visitors that enter through the Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester General Hospital and Glenfield Hospital's doors every year.

For anyone living in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland; Leicester’s hospitals will at some stage touch your lives.

Leicester Hospitals Charity is simply the current chapter in the long history of people caring for their own and showing their enormous generosity. For this, we say thank you.

Where it began

In 2000, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester General Hospital and Glenfield General Hospital were merged into the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (UHL). Two years after this, Leicester Hospitals Charity was born and became the official charity to undertake fundraising and engage with specific projects across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to raise funds for, support and enhance the three hospitals.

About UHL

Every year over 1 million patients and 2 million visitors from across Leicestershire, Rutland and further afield come through our doors. 

  • UHL is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK; a leading teaching hospital and research centre.

  • UHL is leading the way in treatment of lung cancer, diabetes, kidney disease and cardiac surgery.

  • UHL has dedicated children’s wards and we are the regional lead centre for the seriously ill and very premature babies.

Our Mission

Leicester Hospitals Charity exists to support patients, their carers; and the NHS staff who look after them in Leicester, Leicestershire, Rutland and beyond.

It does this through targeted fundraising campaigns and effective management of donations, to provide additional resources, assets and skills which link closely with the strategic aims of UHL and the broader strategic aims of NHS healthcare in the East Midlands. 

Annual Reports

To view our annual reports please click on the links below

Annual report 2014

Annual Report 2015