Imperial Health Charity first to trial contactless donation technology at St Mary's Hospital

30 October 2017

Imperial Health Charity first to trial contactless donation technology at St Mary's Hospital
Imperial Health Charity has introduced a contactless donation unit at St Mary’s Hospital in London – the first time the TAPTOGIVE™ technology has been used in a UK hospital.The charity partnered with tech start-up GoodBox, which has developed the unit with its own payment processing technology.

It enables patients and other hospital visitors to make an instant £5 donation to the charity, which raises money to support the five hospitals of the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.

 The portable GoodBox unit has been installed in the children’s outpatients department at St Mary’s as part of an initial trial. A smaller table-top contactless giving device has also been trialled at fundraising events.

 The charity is planning to introduce additional GoodBox units in targeted locations across the other four hospitals it supports – Charing Cross, Hammersmith, Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea and the Western Eye.

 Ian Lush, Chief Executive of Imperial Health Charity, said: “This is a very exciting time for NHS charities. We are seeing more and more people willing to support their local hospitals through cash donations and with the 70th anniversary of the NHS coming up next year we believe contactless giving will enable even more people to give back.

 “We are delighted to be partnering with GoodBox to introduce a box in the children’s outpatients department at St Mary’s Hospital this week and we look forward to rolling out the boxes across the other hospitals we support in the coming months.”

 The standalone box installed at St Mary’s features bespoke artwork tailored to the charity’s cause. It is designed to replace traditional glass coin boxes and counter-top collection jars.