Imperial Health Charity scores contactless donation first at St Mary's Hospital
Imperial Health Charity has introduced a contactless donation unit at St Mary’s Hospital in London. The charity has partnered with GoodBox which is providing its Tap To Give solution; it’s the first time the technology has been used in a UK hospital.
Patients and other hospital visitors can make a £5 donation to the charity. The portable GoodBox unit has been installed in the children’s outpatients department at St Mary’s as part of an initial trial. A smaller table-top contactless giving device has also been trialled at fundraising events. The plan is to roll-out units in locations across the other four hospitals Imperial Health Charity supports – Charing Cross, Hammersmith, Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea and the Western Eye.
Ian Lush, Chief Executive of Imperial Health Charity, says: “This is a very exciting time for NHS charities. We are seeing more and more people willing to support their local hospitals through cash donations and with the 70th anniversary of the NHS coming up next year we believe contactless giving will enable even more people to give back. We are delighted to be partnering with GoodBox to introduce a box in the children’s outpatients department at St Mary’s Hospital and we look forward to rolling out the boxes across the other hospitals we support in the coming months.”