How your support helps…

NHS Grampian Endowment Fund supports hundreds of projects each year.  These range from under £100 for small items to give comfort to patients or for staff to attend local training courses, to several thousand pounds for major pieces of medical equipment.  Look out for our plaques around NHS Grampian sites identifying Endowment  projects.

This section highlights some of the projects the NHS Grampian Endowment Fund has made possible.

Neonatal Unit

The Endowment Fund commissioned Grampian Hospitals Arts Trust to come up with a design to make the Neonatal Unit more welcoming to parents and families.  The giraffe theme has been welcomed by visitors to the Unit and the staff who are enjoying the improved surroundings.
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Neonatal Unit

Eye Surgery Simulator

The Endowment Fund has joined with local charity, Fighting for Sight, to donate a Vitreoretinal and Cataract Eye Surgery Simulator to the Ophthalmology Department at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.  This highly advanced simulator allows trainees to become familiar with a range of surgical techniques and to complete their training in Aberdeen. 
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Eye Surgery Simulator

Pluscarden Clinic at Dr Gray’s Hospital, Elgin

The Endowment Fund has supported refurbishment of the Pluscarden Clinic in Elgin, transforming the reception area into a bright, welcoming space.  Patients and visitors to the Pluscarden Clinic have given very positive feedback about the improvements.
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Pluscarden Clinic at Dr Gray’s Hospital, Elgin

Seafield Hospital, Dufftown

The Endowment Fund supported the redecoration of the public areas at Seafield Hospital to lighten and brighten the dated decor.  The new flooring is more suitable for patients undergoing rehabilitation and the signs and markings have been added to doors and walls to improve the environment for patients with dementia.      
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Seafield Hospital, Dufftown

Pathways to Breast Cancer

Oestrogens are strongly linked with the development of breast cancer. The breasts start developing during foetal life in the womb when oestrogen levels are very high. Although oestrogen levels in boy and girl fetuses are very similar, as adults less than 1% of men develop breast cancer while 1 in
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Pathways to Breast Cancer

PINE Study – Parkinson’s Disease

Project 842 The Parkinson’s Incidence in North East Scotland  (PINE) study has been monitoring patients diagnosed between November 2002 - April 2004, and October 2006 - March 2009.  The study is one of four being conducted worldwide and has attracted funding from a number of sources, most recently from the Endowment
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PINE Study – Parkinson’s Disease

Access to Intensive Care Services

Project 931 Endowment funding is supporting a research project to evaluate access to intensive care services and outcomes.  The study, looking at how patients in Grampian fare following admission to the Intensive Care Unit, is comparing their outcomes with that of a similar group of patients in the rest of Scotland.
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Access to Intensive Care Services