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Hospital charity calls for your support with spring appeal

The Princess Alexandra Hospital Charity is calling for the support of the community with its spring appeal.

The charity is asking for people to get involved as donors, fundraisers, or supporters.

The spring appeal will help to support a range of charitable activities including fundraising for a new retinal scanning machine for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. This will facilitate screening for eye health issues and minimise the risk of permanent eye damage or blindness for babies.

The hospital charity enhances patient care, purchases special equipment, improves facilities and invests in research to support patients now and in the future.

Gary Taylor, head of charity at The Princess Alexandra Hospital Charity, said: “We were overwhelmed by the generosity of the community during the COVID-19 pandemic, with kind donations lifting the spirits of our people during an extremely challenging time. Your donations helped to fund a fantastic new, modern staff area to support health and wellbeing.

“We are asking for your help with our spring appeal, as together we can achieve so much more.”

Tilly Varghese, postnatal ward manager, said: “In addition to our fantastic new staff lounge, our charity has funded some vital equipment to help us support families who would like a home birth. This equipment means that we can offer the best possible care, support and choice for families. We are in the process of purchasing a range of play equipment for our children's ward and have also been lucky enough to have had some toys and even Easter eggs donated by our fantastic supporters.

“Over the next two years, the charity will support our Williams Day Unit with haircare support for patients with cancer. Patients will receive expert advice and support on hair loss and hair loss prevention, and will also be offered hand and feet massage therapy while receiving treatment. Any donation you could make today will make a difference. It is only from receiving a combination of gifts from people like you, your friends, family and neighbours, that such amazing projects are possible.”

To donate to the appeal, please call our charity team on 01279 973990.

Inpatient comment:

Everyone offered words of such reassurance and kindness. I felt so cared for and the communication with me at all times was fantastic.