8 episodes

A charity podcast focusing on inspiring stories from NHS staff, patients and fundraisers across our hospitals in Birmingham. Tune in each Friday for a brand new episode with your host Ella Iggulden.

Cuppa Tea with UHB Charity University Hospitals Birmingham Charity

    • Society & Culture

A charity podcast focusing on inspiring stories from NHS staff, patients and fundraisers across our hospitals in Birmingham. Tune in each Friday for a brand new episode with your host Ella Iggulden.

    Will daddy still love me? Kirsty and Carl Ross

    Will daddy still love me? Kirsty and Carl Ross

    Kirsty and Carl Ross join the podcast to talk all about Carl's heart transplant story. The couple shares their perspectives and offer some great advice for families going through transplants. 
    You can support and donate to Kirsty and Carl's fundraiser here https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/kirstycarl-ross18

    • 36 min
    Losing dad to covid- Claire Kirby

    Losing dad to covid- Claire Kirby

    Claire Kirby joins the podcast to talk about the loss of her dad John. John sadly passed away during the pandemic. He had recently been given the all-clear from bowel cancer and contracted covid which sadly resulted in his death. Claire talks about how fundraising has helped her deal with her dad's sudden passing and any advice she would give to others who have lost loved ones to covid.
    If you would like to fundraise for us please get in touch today! charities@uhb.nhs.uk

    • 18 min
    The dreaded c word and living with multiple diagnoses- Karen Bucknall

    The dreaded c word and living with multiple diagnoses- Karen Bucknall

    This week Karen joins the podcast to talk about bowel cancer, vagina cancer and her recent diagnosis of a brain tumour. Karen has been treated at all of our hospitals for various different surgeries. Despite all of the sadness and worry, she has been through she is still smiling and still loves life! We discuss adapting to living life with a colostomy bag and the mental health side of receiving bad news frequently. Karen offers advice to others on what she has been through and most importantly she advises anyone to always get everything checked out. 
    To donate to our cancer appeal please go to https://www.hospitalcharity.org/qehbcancer

    • 1 hr 11 min
    An 18-month-old defying the odds by living with a rare brain condition- Atlanta Gurdin

    An 18-month-old defying the odds by living with a rare brain condition- Atlanta Gurdin

    This week Atlanta joins the podcast to talk all about her incredible son Arlo who has been defying the odds since he was born. Arlo has a super rare condition called Hydrocephalus which causes fluid to build on the brain. Atlanta talks to me about Arlo's condition, her advice to other parents and how lost she would be without the amazing team at Heartlands Hospital.
    To donate to our Heartlands Children's appeal please go to: https://www.hospitalcharity.org/childrensappealheartlandshospital

    • 40 min
    Being a renowned guitarist and always wanting to help others- Gordon Giltrap

    Being a renowned guitarist and always wanting to help others- Gordon Giltrap

    This week Gordon Giltrap joins Cuppa Tea with UHB Charity podcast to talk all about his incredible music career, his cancer scare, the sudden death of his son and the amazing work he does for UHB Charity and the reason behind it. This is an episode not to miss!
    If you are interested in supporting the charity in any way head to hospitalcharity.org to search for opportunities and take a look at the events we have lined up this year!

    • 46 min
    On-call 24 hours a day for heart and lung transplants- Eleanor Blann and Sophie Smith

    On-call 24 hours a day for heart and lung transplants- Eleanor Blann and Sophie Smith

    This week Ellie and Sophie, heart and lung transplant coordinators at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham share with me what their roles entail and what happens when someone has a transplant. We also speak about LVAD patients and all things organ donation.
    To donate to the new transplant centre please go to https://www.hospitalcharity.org/birminghamtransplantcentre?gclid=Cj0KCQjwl7qSBhD-ARIsACvV1X2PnSv2PjZEsSaK8H7WkSb70YQnh87fi8pxWCygr8jR2nHMncOGInIaAlb_EALw_wcB
    To donate to transplant patient Tom's Justgiving page please go to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Thomas-wheeler-osman11?fbclid=IwAR2hhAuZ3W5RE-LkmvrHjI-jez_hhYZlmxIki4HmHmCt-YPN3dMXOA92Zj8

    • 30 min

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