Registered Charity No: 229771 (England & Wales).

How bequests are helping us improve people’s health

The Alice Maud Hall fund and the Harvey Burton fund are both based at the Royal National Throat Nose & Ear Hospital in London, the only postgraduate hospital for ear, nose and throat disorders disorders in the UK.

Established in the early 1980s, they are named after the generous benefactors whose wills and bequests have enabled us to care for people with ear diseases and carry out research into deafness and cochlear implants.

Both funds are administered by a close working partnership between the University College London Hospital Special Trustees and consultants at the hospital. All the money raised by the funds directly benefit patients care, as administration costs are zero.

The funds support a variety of initiatives, including:

  • buying equipment, that would not otherwise be available, for the specialist treatment of patients with ear, nose and throat disorders
  • training hospital staff in specialist areas, such as the advanced management of Tinnitus, special programming of cochlear implants and hearing aids and new programmes to assess children’s speech and language
  • providing specialist training for ear, nose and throat surgeons on state-of-the-art techniques that will bring long-term benefits to UK patients. These include: microsurgery for head and neck cancer, laryngeal transplant surgery and atraumatic cochlear implant surgery
  • enabling our staff to present their research findings at conferences

If you would like to leave a bequest that could improve people’s health, please contact us at or phone 020 344 79605.