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Making today feel better for patients
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Making today feel better by advancing research
Making today feel better by raising funds

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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    Institute’s new home “will enable world-leading research”
    Sir Trevor Pears, executive chair of the Pears Foundation, led a ceremony to fit the last bolt into the steel frame of the Pears Building on 15 October, marking a milestone in the creation of the new home for the Institute of Immunology and Transplantation (IIT).
  • Another success at the Support Hub
    Cristin O’Leary shares more good news from the Support Hub team
  • First apprenticeship at the Rec Club
    Carl Laughna, aged 21, is the charity’s and the rec club’s first apprentice. Below he and his manager, Kelly Rush, explain how it’s working out for them.

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