Media Release

A million “thank you’s” for your generosity this Christmas

From all of us at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, thank you for the donations, gifts and time you have given to our staff and patients over the festive period.

This December, we have seen our local community rally together like never before to spread the Christmas cheer to those in hospital, from schools handing out Christmas cards to businesses donating sacksful of presents to our wards.

Caroline Shaw, Chief Executive, said: “I would like to personally thank everyone who has taken the time to donate to the QEH during this festive period.

“Christmas time can often make a hospital stay all the more difficult for our patients, perhaps it’s loneliness or just wanting to be at home with their loved ones on Christmas Day, these gifts have really brightened up our patients’ and our staff’s lives. Thank you from all of us at TeamQEH, the community support has been simply outstanding.”

Just some of our donations we have not sent out individual press releases for this year have included:

Teddies for Roxburgh

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Pictured left to right: Kaye King, receptionist, and Stephen Tucker (top row), Helen Miller, HCA, Roxburgh patient, Ruth Hannay, staff nurse

Roxburgh Children’s Centre were visited by Stephen Tucker of S.P. Tucker Cleaning Services Ltd, who donated bags of teddy bears with thanks to Marriott Motor Group

Stephen said: “We hope these teddy’s will be a friend for comfort and cuddles to the brave children who visit the Centre.”

Christmas cards delivery from local Primary Schools

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Children from the Windmill Federation of Primary Schools with staff on West Newton Ward

4 local schools from The Windmill Federation of Primary Schools brightened up the wards and corridors of The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn this Christmas.

Students from Tilney St Lawrence, West Walton, Walpole Highway and Terrington St John Primary Schools visited West Newton, West Raynham, Necton and Oxborough Wards to deliver homemade Christmas Cards to QEH staff and patients.

The students, from Years 1-6, made the cards themselves along with their classmates. The cards each had a special handwritten message inside from the pupil who made it, either wishing the patients well or telling the staff their favourite thing about Christmas time.

Patients on Oxborough Ward were even treated to a bit of carol singing!

One of the students said: “I really like making the patients happy; I don’t want to go home!”

The schoolchildren’s visit was greatly received by staff and patients alike, especially as for some patients this can be a lonely time of year.

Savannah Farrell, teaching assistant at the Federation, said: “The children had a fantastic time at the hospital and were talking all about it on the way home. It was lovely to go onto 4 different wards and into the Hub to meet some of the team.”

Listers toy donation

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Pictured left to right: Grace Hankins, Dan Taylor and Robyn Davies of Listers, with Michelle Jeynes, staff nurse, and Nicola Staff, Paediatric Pre-Assessment Sister

Children who visit the Roxburgh Centre will get the opportunity to take these new sets of wheels for a spin thanks to Listers King’s Lynn.

Listers donated a push bike and a tricycle to the centre, which have already been greatly received by the children.

 

From all of us at TeamQEH, we would like to say a huge thank you!

–ENDS–

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