Thanks to our generous charity supporters, we continually invest in services that enhance the care and wellbeing of patients, their families and our staff. Take a look at just some of the charity funded initiatives below.

Home from Home Relatives Accommodation

The Walton Centre serves a catchment area of 3.5 million people across Merseyside, Cheshire, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, the Isle of Man, north Wales and beyond. Imagine you receive a phone call saying that your loved one has been involved in a serious accident and has been transferred to The Walton Centre, that is many miles away from your home. This is the reality for many of our patients relatives and that's why we fund our Home from Home Relatives Accommodation. Our Home from Home is based on-site at The Walton Centre - so families can be close to their loved ones - and consists of eight ensuite bedrooms, a kitchenette and living/dining area, a laundry and free wifi to stay connected. The Home from Home is provided free to families who need it, thanks to our charity supporters. It costs approximately £50,000 per year to run the unit.

Liverpool Philharmonic partnership

To help boost patients wellbeing and confidence whilst staying in hospital, we have partnered with Liverpool Philharmonic’s Music and Health programme. The programme is held several times each month, where musicians rotate across different ward areas and departments. So far we have had great feedback from patients, families and staff, helping to boost their mood and motivation throughout their day.

Tracheostomy Ted

Young children visiting their parents or relatives in hospital can be a scary and daunting experience. Especially when their loved one has been fitted with a tracheostomy. That's why tracheostomy patients at The Walton Centre now have use of 'Tracheostomy Ted'. The cute teddy bear is fitted with a tracheostomy, and Ted can be used as a tool by family members and clinicians to explain to young children what is happening and how the tracheostomy works. The aim is to allow children to get comfortable with seeing the equipment, understand how it works and then be able to spend quality time with their loved ones in hospital. 

Giving patients with brain injuries a voice

We invest in new technology to give patients with brain injuries a voice when they have difficulty with speech, through iPads with specially developed applications which enable them to communicate with staff and family members.


Patients can be admitted to The Walton Centre at any time, and often, at short notice. Due to circumstances beyond their control some patients do not have any basic necessities when they arrive at the hospital. That's why we provide patients with items they need, such as shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, moisturiser, headphones and more. We provide this through donated items from our Amazon wishlist, and all of this wouldn't be possible without our amazing supporters. 

Enhanced specialist training

Advancements in medicines and new procedures are ever increasing. That's why we provide staff at The Walton Centre with funding to continue their learning and training, ensuring our staff are at the forefront in treating and managing patients conditions and illnesses.