Welcome to the 'ITU Equipment Appeal' page.
Thank you to everyone who helped us raise £30,000 for an 'Echo Machine'. To have our own machine on the Unit helps the Dr's to gain vital, additional information about a patient's organs enabling us to diagnose and treat quicker at anytime of the day or night.
FUNDRAISING FOR 2013
We are aiming to raise £20,000 for advanced exercise/rehabilitation equipment for patients to use following their critical illness to help prevent as much muscle damage as we can during their stay in Critical Care. It can take weeks to months to recover from a critical illness which can have a huge impact on peoples lives once they have left hospital.The exercises and equipment used can be started while in ITU and HDU and will help towards a more speedy recovery and provide the best chance of getting back to their fitness levels prior to their illness.
STONEHENGE TO AVEBURY CHALLANGE
On 7th September 2013 Dr's and nurses from the ITU are joining the Alzheimers Society on their 26 mile Charity trek from Stonehenge to Avebury, any money raised will be shared between Alzheimers Society and the 'ITU Equipment Appeal'. Donations can be made at www.justgiving.com/ITUalzheimerswalk
'ITU CHARITY BALL'
SATURDAY 9th NOVEMBER 2013 at MANOR of GROVES HOTEL
Drinks Reception, 4 Course meal inc 1/2 bottle wine per person.
Live music, Auction & Raffle.
Tickets £50 each. If you book a table of 10 you pay only for 9.
CONGRATULATIONS to Mary for her Fundraising Event in June 2012
Mary Fox walked up 'BEN NEVIS' in memory of her brother Wayne raising a fantastic £435.00
If you would like to make a donation to the ITU Equipment Appeal there are a few options open to you, either by sending a cheque into the ITU, going onto the just giving website or by text.
Last year we raised over £50,000 for a High Frequency Oscillator Ventilator (HFOV). We are now 1 of only 19 hospitals in the UK who have their own HFOV which enables us to provide an alternative form of ventilation for patients with severe lung disease. The HFOV can reduce the risk of lung injury in these type of patients.
The money was raised through fantastic support from families of patients, ex patients, the local community and staff from ITU.
Money was raised through many different events:
- Recipe Book, filled with family recipes from staff, their families & friends.
- A 22 mile 'Sponsored Walk' from Stanstead Abbots to London.
- Race Night, Square Dancing Night & Disco.
- Charity Ball & Auction at The Manor of Groves Hotel, Sawbridgeworth.
- There were also many events by friends & families of patients, Dragon Boat Race, London Marathon, cake sale and many more!!
This year we aim to raise more money for 'State of the Art' equipment which will allow us to offer treatment that otherwise is only available in a few hospitals, we are delighted by the amount of support and donations we have received so far for our appeal.
SPONSORED FIREWALK in aid of the Princess Alexandra Hospital
Intensive Care Unit Equipment Appeal took place on Friday 23rd September
'Zumbathon' took place on Sunday 9th October in the hospital social club at PAH.
Donations can be made direct to www.justgiving.com/ituequipment
JUST TEXT GIVING
Intensive Care Unit appeal - ITCU00 plus your amount to 70070
- To donate £1, text ITCU00 £1 to 70070
- To donate £5, text ITCU00 £5 to 70070
- To donate £10 text ITCU00 £10 to 70070