Above & Beyond for Bristol Heart Institute appeal

October 27 2017

Above & Beyond, the local charity that raises funds for Bristol city centre hospitals, has launched an £830,000 appeal for the Bristol Heart Institute (BHI).

Above & Beyond, the local charity that raises funds for Bristol city centre hospitals, has launched an £830,000 appeal for the Bristol Heart Institute (BHI).

As one of the leading cardiac centres in the UK, the BHI treats 40,000 patients each year, performing over 500 keyhole surgeries a month and 17,000 diagnostic scans annually, at a cost of £46 million.

The Bristol Heart Institute Appeal will raise vital funds to enable the BHI to continue to deliver exceptional patient care and improve facilities to meet the growing demand for its services. 

Projects that require funding include the creation of a new echocardiography facility, so that patients are no longer moved between the BHI and Bristol Royal Infirmary when at their most vulnerable, and the provision of ultrasound equipment to the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit.

Paul Kearney, CEO of Above & Beyond, said: “I’ve seen firsthand the outstanding care provided by the dedicated staff at the Bristol Heart Institute and the Appeal will enable us to improve facilities and provide state of the art equipment that will keep the BHI at the forefront of cardiac research and treatment for years to come.”

The Appeal was launched on 29 September at a special event at the BHI to coincide with World Heart Day. Above & Beyond staff and volunteers showcased the many ways that people can get involved and fundraise for the Appeal including holding bake sales, knitting for a heart-themed ‘yarn bomb’ set to take place in February and taking on challenge events.