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.