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Builders ask children to 'Care to Create' at New Cross Hospital

Builders ask children to ‘Care to Create’ at New Cross Hospital

 Date of release: 17 September 2015

Pictured from left to right: Kier senior site manager Richard Smith with competition winners Naeem Bailey and Leanna Labon (2nd place, junior competition); The Wolverhampton NHS Trust Charity fundraising co-ordinator, Leanne Bood; winner Skye Tolley and Kier management trainee Colette Dubberley:

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The contractor responsible for the multi-million pound redevelopment of the emergency unit at New Cross Hospital came up with a fun way to involve young patients in the build.

Kier Construction’s site team joined forces with The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust Charity to launch the ‘Care to Create’ competition for 3 to 16-year-olds.

Children receiving treatment at New Cross Hospital were invited to colour in drawings of the completed urgent and emergency care unit and the criteria was simple: be as imaginative as possible!

All the drawings entered were enlarged and sealed onto the Kier safety hoarding at the visitors’ entrance to the existing hospital so everyone could admire the youngsters’ hard work.

Kier senior site manager, Richard Smith, commented: “At Kier, we always try and make a positive contribution to the communities in which we work. This initiative has been a brilliant way for our site team to work together with The Trust employees at New Cross Hospital, actively involving the young people who have been so patient with us as we’ve completed the new urgent and emergency care unit.”

The Wolverhampton NHS Trust Charity fundraising co-ordinator, Leanne Bood, commented: “The mission of The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Charity is to enhance patient care and provide them with positive experiences of the Trust. Coming into hospital can be a worrying time for patients and their families but this competition has been an enjoyable experience for those involved. Thank you to Kier and the other local businesses that supported this initiative.”

The creators of the winning designs were treated to some envy-inducing prizes, including iPad Minis, iPods and shopping vouchers.

Kier and The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust Charity would like to extend their thanks to the following local stores who kindly donated prizes:

Batteries not Included, The Entertainer, JD Sports, Millies Cookies and Sweet Memories.

Special thanks also to designer Luke Roper of ‘Luke 1977’ branded clothing for the donation of clothing to children at the hospital.

Kier’s contract at New Cross Hospital will bring all emergency services across the site under one roof. The works included the construction of a three-storey emergency department containing the new A&E department, wards and admin space. All associated demolition and connection works to the existing hospital have also been undertaken, including a link to the existing heart and lung building.

Kier carried out the work in phased sections to ensure access to the hospital and the heart and lung building was maintained at all times with minimal disruption.

The new unit is due to open later this year.

If you would like to find out more about the work of The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Charity, ways in which it supports the Trust or to discuss any fundraising ideas, please contact fundraising co-ordinator Leanne Bood on 01902 694473 or leanne.bood@nhs.net

Pictured from left: Kier senior site manager Richard Smith and The Wolverhampton NHS Trust Charity fundraising co-ordinator, Leanne Bood:
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