The Charity, registered charity number 1061753, was entered on the Central Register of Charities on 19 March 1997.
The Charity consists of 172 individual sub funds as at 31 March 2010 (2009: 186). Charitable funds received by the Charity are accepted and held and administered as funds and property held on trust for purposes relating to the Health Service in accordance with the National Health Service Act 1977 and the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990. These funds are held on trust by the Corporate Trustee, the Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (which succeeded Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust on 1 April 2004). The Foundation Trust Board of Directors has devolved responsibility for the on-going management of funds to the Charitable Fund Committee, which administers the funds on behalf of the Corporate Trustee.
The Charitable Fund Committee comprises the following :
David Richardson (Chairman, Charitable Fund Committee)
Bryan Millar (Chief Executive Officer)
Sally Napper (Chief Nurse)
Matthew Homer (Director of Finance)
Mike McDonnell (Secretary)
John Bussey (Non Executive Director)
John Waterhouse (Non Executive Director)
John Speight (Governor)
John Sidebottom (Governor)
Mary Brewer (Governor)
The Charity has as its sole objective to use its funds:
"For any charitable purpose or purposes relating to the NHS wholly or mainly for the services provided by Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust".
The Charity’s priorities are those described in the six commitments in BTHFT’s Corporate Strategy from 2008 to 2015 "Better Medicine, Better Health". Meeting these priorities will maximise the impact of the Charity and its benefits to the beneficiaries of the Charity who are primarily the NHS patients of Bradford.
The Charity seeks to achieve its priorities, giving consideration to general guidance on public benefit, by two main routes. Firstly, the Corporate Trustee works to identify significant projects to which it can contribute or which it can wholly fund. It actively enhances the refurbishment of wards and clinical areas from basic specifications to higher quality. Secondly, staff throughout the organisation identify small but valuable differences where charitable fund monies can deliver benefits to patients and staff, such as attendance at extra training courses or conferences.
During the year 2010/11, the Charitable Fund purchased a large number of items of equipment and new fixtures and fittings for the wards and departments within the Foundation Trust, including a Tracking Hoist Facility for the Stroke and Neurology ward. Other significant purchases were of medical equipment, including an Ultrasound Machine for the Maternity Unit, a Defibrillator Monitor for St Lukes Renal Dialysis, a Precision Flow Unit & Starter Pack for the Special Care Baby Unit and two handheld Oximeters and Capnographs for the Intensive Care Unit.