Leaving a gift in your will

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Making a will and keeping it up to date is the only way to make sure that the people and organisations you care about are provided for in the way you wish when you pass. If you die without a will, a court will appoint administrators to deal with the distribution of everything you own.

As a member of NHS Charities Together, we’re part of a national campaign involving over 230 NHS charities, working to increase awareness about the difference that leaving a gift in your will can make.

Both Bedford and Luton & Dunstable University Hospitals began from a gift in a will – and now you can play your part in this piece of history. By choosing Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Charity for your legacy, you are allowing us to continue to transform care for generations to come, whether it’s through being there for our wonderful NHS staff, giving patients extra comfort and care, providing cutting-edge equipment, or driving innovative research.

There is no obligation to include Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Charity in your will. However, if you do choose to leave a gift in your will to us, you are saying thank you in a way that will carry on making a long-lasting, positive difference after you’re gone. Allowing for a life-changing difference to the people who are supported by Bedford and Luton & Dunstable University Hospitals for generations to come. Gifts in wills we have received have supported transformations such as:

  • The Paediatric Oncology rooms – which saw a major upgrade in facilities. With changes to the overall furnishings allowing us to create a clean and comforting space for patients. Hopefully ensuring that our patients feel relaxed and at ease while receiving treatments.
  • The introduction of new innovative anaesthetic allowing for consistent improvements to the quality of care we offer.
  • The Riverbank playroom at Bedford Hospital also received major refurbishment as it was no longer fit for purpose. A new sensory area was put in and more space was created to accommodate crafts for older children. These changes work towards creating a comforting escape for the children away from the hustle and bustle of a busy ward.

For more information from the NHS Charities Together national campaign please visit:  Forever Thank You – NHS Charities Together

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