Thank you to our Supporters 2017
A big thank you to all of our supporters for helping us enhance patient care and make a REAL difference to the experiences of our patients and their families
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Deputy Mayor Opens Reminiscence Room at New Cross Hospital (December 2017)
Thanks to the tireless fundraising of our supporters and The Deputy Mayor of the City of Wolverhampton, Councillor Phil Page , the Charity was able to launch the reminiscence room at New Cross Hospital. The room will support the rehabilitation of patients with dementia.
The room is decorated in a 1960s-style design which harks back to days gone by, and provides memory aids to help patients recall details and happy memories from their past. It will host weekly events such as bingo, board games and hairdressing, and features nostalgic photography and ‘memory boxes’ with trinkets from times gone by.
The reminiscence room was only made possible thanks to the generosity of patients, family and friends of The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, Members of the 5/344 Transport and General Workers Benevolent Fund of Goodyear Wolverhampton, Tesco Willenhall Superstore, The Natty Knitters, WARRANT Trust, Wednesfield Rotary Club, Wolverhampton Judo Club, Wolves Community Trust, Wolves Former Players Association, Volunteers from Walking for Health and Mindful Gifts.
Curry event raises much-needed funds for dementia care (October 2017)
Colleagues at New Cross Hospital came together to raise more than £1,000 for dementia care during Diwali. Two hundred guests attended the curry day organised by Bally Hera, clerical officer in Radiology, in aid of the dementia outreach team at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust.Meals enjoyed at the event included chickpea curry, samosas, butter chicken and pakoras. The amazing £1,190 raised will be used to purchase additional resources for patients across the trust such as large print books, art materials and iPads for additional patient therapy sessions.
IPCC triathlete raises more than £1,000 in Charlie’s memory (September 2017)
A lead investigator at the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has raised more than £1,000 in memory of his friend’s son Charlie. Matt Whalley took part in the sprint triathlon in Wombourne last month and raised £1,300.
He donated £650 to the Neo-Natal Unit in memory of Charlie, and his cousin’s babies Frankie, who was stillborn, and Lucas, who lived a matter of hours. Charlie was born 17 weeks premature and spent five weeks in the NNU, but sadly passed away. Matt also donated 50% to Brain Tumour Support as his sister-in-law was diagnosed with a brain tumour nine years ago and has received various treatments since.
Look Good, Feel Better! (September 2017)
Thanks to the dedication of three volunteers - Joan Pugh (Volunteer for Macmillan Centre at New Cross Hospital), Alison Jackson and Helen Scott-Reed (both qualified nail technicians from Pink Nail Salon in Shifnal, Shropshire) and various fundraising activities, manicure workshops are offered to patients as part of their cancer treatment journey.
During the sessions, attendees are given a bag containing the correct nail file and nail buffer to reduce damage, cuticle oil to nourish the nail, base coat, a colour polish and a top coat. Ladies are educated on why the changes are occurring, taught how to care for their nails and prevent further damage and reduce risk of painful infections.
From left to right: Dr McBride, Jaswinder and Malkit Sami, Sr Bevan-Webster, S/N Megan Patel
Fond memories of New Cross Hospital inspire donation (August 2017)
A couple who were originally from Wolverhampton have returned to New Cross Hospital with a donation that will help enhance care on the Stroke unit. Jaswinder and her husband, Malkit, wanted to express their gratitude for the care and treatment that Jaswinder’s mother, Mrs Piari Kaur Bhara, received on the Stroke Unit in April 1999. Jaswinder went on to explain that her father, Nirmal Singh Bhara, continued to care for her until she passed away, and he too received care and treatment at New Cross Hospital before he passed away in 2014.
The donation will be used to provide patients access to iPads so that they can receive additional therapy time to aid recovery, specialist patient beds and other items to ensure their comfort whilst on the unit.
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