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The Lord Mayor has chosen to support two charities during her term - Hayward House and Nottinghamshire Blood Bikes

Hayward House

Hayward House is a specialist palliative care unit in the grounds of the City Hospital. It provides high quality care centred on the needs of patients and their families. Its aim is to enrich the quality of life through the skills of an experienced and caring team. Hayward House offers palliative care from diagnosis, through the interim periods of advancing disease, up to and including end of life care.

Patients’ pain and other symptoms are addressed along with emotional, spiritual and social problems of both patients and their families. A bereavement/counselling service is also provided.

Nottingham Hospitals Charity supports Hayward House by providing extra nurses, complementary therapists, art therapists, enhancements to the patient environment including a garden, family room, quiet room and counselling rooms.

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Hayward House Appeal

Help us to raise £1.5million to support patients receiving end of life care at Nottingham hospitals' palliative care unit.

Your support can fund vital improvements across Hayward House. Your donations will...

Fund additional nursing posts, including bereavement counsellors and complementary therapists for both inpatients and outpatients treated at Hayward House. These dedicated professionals are here to provide compassionate care and enhance patients' emotional and physical wellbeing.

Make Hayward House more welcoming, with a brand new reception area for patients and their families.

Fund important research and training into palliative care, for students, staff at Hayward House and GPs across Nottingham.

Improve access to the beautiful, peaceful Hayward House garden, even for patients who are bed bound or have poor mobility.

Nottinghamshire Blood Bikes

Nottinghamshire Blood Bikes was formed in 2013 and is a registered Charity, made up entirely of unpaid volunteers.

The Charity is managed by a committee, overseeing the effective running of our core services, with many also being trustees.

Being voluntary however does not mean we are amateurs!

Our service provision to the NHS is every bit as good as any other service they may use, and often, perhaps even better.

Our volunteers undergo regular, documented training, ensuring the safe and effective transportation of vital items such as blood products, patient samples, medical files, surgical equipment, medication and much more.

We provide cover, 24 hours a day, 365 hours a year for our NHS partners.

Without our service, facilities tend to use taxis to cover individual requirements outside of core hours, or when there is too much for the vehicles on duty within the NHS to cope with.

If we didn't exist, there would not only be substantial costs involved in the use of taxis, but the level of service itself could lead to operational issues.

When a call is made to us, we can dispatch a vehicle immediately, and we've got no other pressing workloads to get through first.

Our volunteers are also highly trained, carry specialist equipment and know the hospital locations and department entry points like a second home.


Our vehicles exist for one reason only

to serve the NHS

If you would like to donate to the Lord Mayor’s Charity please make a cheque payable to ‘The Lord Mayor’s Charity’ and send it to

The Civic Office
The Council House
Old Market Square

Website: Hayward House: Nottingham Hospitals Charity

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Civic Office
Council House
Old Market Square

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