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Pioneering new approaches

We proactively provide support to turn ideas into new approaches.

We connect challenges with solutions and match ambition with impact that helps people in our communities.

Guy’s and St Thomas’ is known for pioneering health research. Collaborating with world-leading organisations, developing, exploring, and always pushing exceptional care forwards.

We support them to go further and push boundaries by funding pioneering new projects, and supplying specialist equipment. But we’re also here for the people inspired by their care who want to give back.

"When I woke up, it was such a huge shock to find four weeks of my life had just disappeared. I was incredibly confused and overwhelmed."

Paul Heasman, who received life-saving treatment in the intensive care unit
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Transforming the recovery of intensive care patients

Thanks to donations, Guy’s and St Thomas’ ICU Survivorship Programme is helping people like Paul Heasman to get through the physical, emotional and psychological challenges of recovering from critical illness. 
 
Spending a long time in the intensive care unit (ICU) can affect a patient’s physical and mental health. They can experience anxiety, confusion and fear about the future – with even the most basic daily tasks feeling overwhelming. 
 
The ICU Survivorship Programme helps overcome these challenges, combining specially developed technology with input from a dedicated occupational therapist. This enables people like Paul to regain their independence and return more easily to their everyday lives. 
 
With our support, this innovative project will improve the health outcomes for ICU patients now and for years to come.

“It’s crucial that we identify people living with multiple long-term health conditions so they can get the right diagnosis and treatment. The insights gained will help us improve the health of other ethnic minority communities in London and beyond.”

Dr Rashidat Rabiu, Guy’s and St Thomas’ specialist speaking about the importance of the charity-funded wellness clinic for Black and Asian ethnic communities."
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Meeting the needs of diverse communities

When research showed death rates from COVID-19 were higher among Black and Asian ethnic communities, we helped Guy’s and St Thomas’ respond quickly to make sure patients get the care they need. 
 
We funded a community-based wellness clinic, where Black and Asian people can be tested for any long-term conditions – like diabetes and cardiovascular disease – that could raise the risk of them becoming seriously ill from the virus. They are also given health advice and follow-up care where needed. 
 
When you donate to us, you not only support care for some of the most vulnerable people in our communities right now, you also enable the Guy’s and St Thomas’ teams to pioneer changes for future generations. 

Robot surgery Anisah Osman Britton w her mother Naazneen before her operation

Advancing robotic surgery

Our supporters helped us to provide one of several innovative da Vinci surgical robots at Guy’s and St Thomas’. These machines enable surgeons to do keyhole surgery to deliver faster, more targeted operations that lead to quicker recovery times. 

Like for Anisah Osman Britton (pictured with her mother, Naazneen), who needed the thymus gland removed in her chest to tackle a rare medical condition. “I was so relieved when I was told it would be robotic surgery, rather than open-chest,” she says. “It was an incredible experience, and the team were so understanding.”

Anisah went on to run the virtual London Marathon to raise funds and give back to the teams for her exceptional care. Her contribution, plus many others, mean we can keep investing in the latest technology to help drive improvements in treatments and care.

"I just want to give back in some way. I can’t explain how amazing my care has been."

Anisah Osman Britton, whose life has been transformed after undergoing robotic surgery at Guy’s and St Thomas’
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