Pitch your ideas in our Dragons’ Den

Lymington Hospital Friends work with staff and managers to set up projects, design publicity, and fundraise to support the hospital to purchase new equipment and facilities that benefit Lymington patients.

We are launching a new initiative with hospital managers to encourage staff to present your ideas in a fun way, based on a pilot run with some of the stroke team on Deerleap Ward.

We were so impressed with the pilot Dragons’ Den … that we are now opening it out to all staff.

How did the pilot work?

Carly, Beth, Nicola and Michelle presented a request for help to set up a new community stroke service.

They based their pitch on six key questions

This was very helpful and it enabled the friends to see the value of their idea and work out how we could help.

They had signed off their plans with their manager and it’s now running with patients

Now it’s your turn … if you don’t tell us your idea, we won’t be able to help!

Six Key Questions for you to answer

Set out your ideas by answering the 6 Key Questions below …
  1. What are your primary goals for your service?
  2. Why is your new or improved service important?
  3. What are the benefits for your Patients (and Staff)?
  4. What will your new/improved service deliver?
  5. What steps are needed to make it work?
  6. What help do you need from LHF?

Download this check sheet to help you prepare … Dragons Den Questions.

The Friends support new initiatives over and above those that the NHS can fund and provide, this does not normally extend to the provision of standard hospital equipment.

Do you want to pitch an idea?

The first Dragons’ Den session will be held on Wednesday 13 December 2pm-4pm in Seminar Room A (Management Suite).

To book your 20 minute slot at this session

… please send us the title of your new idea by email to operations@lymhf.org.uk

MAU Team .. excited to receive their Dragons’ Den poster

Remember, if you don’t pitch your ideas … we can’t help!