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Supporting the long road to recovery

The Covid-19 crisis is continuing to place staff at our three hospitals – Barnet, Chase Farm and the Royal Free - under unprecedented pressure. They are dealing with significant challenges, including the loss of patients to this devastating illness, deep concern for colleagues who have become unwell and very high stress levels. Their response has been inspirational, demonstrating a profound commitment to the NHS and to our community, caring for our loved ones with kindness and compassion.

Please join us and support your local NHS heroes.

Making today feel better

The Royal Free Charity is reimagining healthcare. As a partnership charity encompassing the Royal Free Charity, Chase Farm Charity, Barnet Hospital Charity, St Peter’s Trust and Fiorina, we work to make every patient’s experience be the best it can.

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What we do


Patient support

Every patient is unique, with their own mix of concerns and considerations. We aim to provide services and support to reduce anxiety and bring a smile.

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Major projects

The Royal Free Charity works with partners to create research centres that provide innovative solutions to health conditions that affect a significant number of the population.

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How we make a difference

Equally vital for patient care are the dozens of smaller things that improve wellbeing: from toiletry kits to a pair of slippers for an elderly patient, or a Wii game that a child can use to improve physical coordination or as a distraction.

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Research and grants

Throughout history the Royal Free Hospital has been known for some truly outstanding innovations which have changed not just the lives of individual patients, but medical practice in general. We carry this spirit forward with over £2.5m of funding into medical research every year.

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How you can make a difference


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  • 5:30 PM, Jul 10th
    Can you sew? Can you get to NW3? We are looking for volunteers to join the team at the Hampstead Gown Factory. We have produced over 30,000 surgical gowns for @RoyalFreeNHS staff. Want to be involved? Contact samantha.boyce@nhs.net or visit bit.ly/322KmeR pic.twitter.com/sC2DMlO7j1
  • 3:00 PM, Jul 9th
    Great to see so many staff at Barnet Hospital enjoying non-alcoholic beer and ice cream to celebrate the 72nd birthday of the NHS. Big thanks to @bigdropbrewco, Gino's Ice Cream and, most of all, our wonderful @RoyalFreeNHS staff, for helping #RoyalFreeCharity mark the occasion pic.twitter.com/g6o4J23gE0

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