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The Paediatric Diabetes Charitable Trust Fund

The Paediatric Diabetes Charitable Trust Fund is for the direct benefit of the Children and Young People (CYP) with diabetes cared for by County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust.

The NHS pays for all the really necessary items needed to care for diabetes like insulin, pens, needles, test strips, pumps and sensors. However, there are some other very important things needed to help children/young people and their families to achieve the best possible outcomes that aren't paid for; including educational materials or events for families, and additional training/development for staff to help them provide the best level of care. The Paediatric Diabetes Charitable Trust Fund enables us to be able meet these needs which we otherwise wouldn't be able to do.

If you are a patient (or parent/guardian of a patient) with diabetes cared for by County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust, and you would like to apply for money from this fund please discuss this with a member of the diabetes team in person, via phone or email. We ask that each patient or family consider the following information prior to requesting money from this fund:

  • What is your request?
  • How might this benefit you?
  • How much money are you requesting?
  • What contributions can you make to this event/item?
  • Is this a one off cost?
  • And please consider how many times you have benefitted from the fund already, so we can ensure every patient has fair access to this fund.

'I have to compliment everyone on their pleasant persona and their expertise and knowledge. By the end of the 5 days, I did not feel as though I had been in a hospital ward and was very relaxed.'

Patient, Ward 16 Orthopaedics, University Hospital of North Durham