About us > Mission and goals

 

The Haywood Rheumatism Research and Development Foundation, better known as the Haywood Foundation, is a charity dedicated to helping local people with arthritis and related conditions.

Based at the Haywood Hospital in Burslem, the Foundation raises money, by donations, legacies and specific fund raising activities and events to:
- Promote and fund local research within the field of Rheumatology.
- Develop local facilities for patients. For example the provisions of funds for a DEXA scanner, for measuring bone density - an essential tool in helping with the diagnosis of osteoporosis.
- Provide support for the education and development of health professionals dedicated to the care of people with such conditions.
- Provide support for the education and health promotion for people with such conditions, as well as information and guidance for their carers.


Our Vision

That arthritis and related disorders will one day cease to affect adversely the lives of people in Staffordshire and that every person living in the area will join us in pursuing this.


Our Mission

The Foundation is working towards achieving this vision in three main ways:

1. Funding research programmes which push forward the boundaries of our understanding of the causes and impact of arthritis and related disorders.

2. Translating this knowledge into practical care and taking it into clinics and out to the wider community.

3. Enabling the Staffordshire Rheumatology Centre to continue to be the centre of national excellence and innovation in the treatment and care of people with arthritis and related conditions.

 

Our Goals

- The promotion of funding of local research within the field of rheumatology.

- The development of local facilities for patients. For example the funds for a DEXA scanner for measuring bone density - an essential tool in helping with the diagnosis of osteoporosis.

- Providing support for the education and development of health professionals dedicated to the care of people with such conditions.

- Providing support for the education and health promotion of people with such conditions as well as information and guidance for their carers