Our women's health projects

Bournemouth Hospital Charity continues the legacy of the Jigsaw Appeal that saw the local community pull together to help create a new centre of excellence for oncology, haematology, gynaecology, breast care and early pregnancy for our Hospital.

Over the years, our women’s health fundraising efforts have enabled us to help our Hospital change the lives of hundreds of local women and we are looking to help secure new equipment to help enhance women’s health treatment at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital with this year’s women’s health projects.

Events and fundraisers such as the flagship Twilight Walk for Women have enabled our Hospital to acquire life-changing new medical equipment – such as a device that has helped our consultants investigate possible early signs of cancer in the womb and new equipment to help over 1,000 women living with severe overactive bladders.

Funds raised through this year’s efforts will support the purchase of additional equipment and facilities to enhance patient care and help make treatment more comfortable. Targets for this year include;

  • a new medical scanner for patients presenting with abnormal postmenopausal uterine bleeding,
  • a HCG analyser to help consultants detect specific hormones in the body,
  • a water cooler and coffee machine in the Women’s Health Unit for patient use,
  • headphones for patient use during therapeutic procedures.

In particular, we are looking to raise funds to help our gynaecological consultants acquire a new and improved ultrasound scanner. Rachana Dwivedi, Women’s Health Consultant at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital, says that a new ultrasound scanner will help her team to improve diagnostic ability and improve patient care.

“Over 1,000 women receive scans each year at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital and this new scanner, situated in our Jigsaw Building, will allow our consultants to improve diagnostic ability in patients presenting with abnormal uterine bleeding.” Rachana says.

“Not only will this help patients with suspected endometrial cancer be identified and treated more quickly, it will also help to prevent patients who are cancer-free from requiring unnecessary and invasive further intervention.”

We’re also hoping to make the treatment environment for patients more comfortable by providing them with a set of noise-cancelling headphones to help patients relax through music.

In addition, a new fresh water dispenser will help to provide patients with a relaxing sip of water without them having to be left alone in the treatment room and ensuring they will always have support close at hand.
All of these will make a big difference not just to patients, but also to their families as well as our staff. So support our women’s health projects today and help us to make a better future for women in Bournemouth a reality.

If you would like to help donate towards women’s health projects, please use the form below. If you would like more information, please do get in contact with us.