Our Aims to be an essential part of the community

Why does The Friends of TMH exist?

The Friends of TMH is an essential part of the community supporting the staff and patients of TMH by enabling and enhancing the quality and quantity of the provision of medical services, facilities, and general improvements above the NHS-funded baseline, ensuring the long-term future of the hospital.

What is the objective of the Friends of TMH?

The objective of The Friends is to create a partnership between Teddington Memorial Hospital, the local NHS, local organisations, and the local community, raising money to ensure continuous funding for enhancement to the provision of equipment and services in both a reactive and proactive way.

What is our vision?

To be widely recognised for helping TMH to be highly respected and loved by the community.

The Friends of TMH Values

We are proud of our 5 key values.

  • Caring is defined as ‘displaying kindness and concern for others’ and ‘the practice of looking after others’. It’s at the heart of what we do.
  • Trusted: meaning both ‘to have a firm belief in ability’ and ‘being responsible for something. We are proud to be trusted to support TMH in the best way possible.
  • Integrity: whereby we uphold our strong principles to support staff, patients, and the community.
  • Efficient: as we strive to maximise our results without wasted expense or effort.
  • Reliable: because we make every effort to ensure our activities are consistently of the very highest quality.

The Friends of TMH fundraising

The Friends of TMH raises funds and uses donations to improve facilities and equipment to benefit the patients, staff and the community.

Our Constitution ensures that the money received and raised is used to benefit the hospital’s patients, staff and visitors and to enhance the health care services available within the community of the Borough of Richmond. The Friends publishes an annual report and Audited Accounts at each calendar year-end in accordance with the Charity Commissioner’s requirements.

The main aims of The Friends are to assist in improving healthcare for community benefit by raising awareness of the needs of patients of Teddington Memorial Hospital (‘the Hospital’), the provision of amenities, buildings and equipment which may be required for the treatment of such patients and to generally support the charitable work of the hospital and the community it serves.

The Friends of TMH continues to build on its profile and reputation, encouraging people to continue with its financial support so that it can undertake further improvements. It is a strong, vibrant organisation that encourages membership, support and donations. An essential part of our community.

How can you help?

There are many ways you can get involved with the LOF and help to fund vital projects like the paediatric audiology screening room.

One of the easiest ways is to donate using this page’s Donate button. Or, when you’re visiting the hospital, simply tap the contactless donation point to give a £3 donation or drop your coins or notes in the slot.

Every donation, from a handful of change to a substantial legacy, is much appreciated by the LOF, TMH staff and your community.

To find out more click Get involved to join, donate or volunteer.