Target raised for the Children’s Critical Care Appeal
£252,221.12 raised to date
Your support will purchase state-of-the-art equipment to help seriously ill children admitted to Wexham Park Hospital. On average 10 children in need of critical care are admitted every week, with problems ranging from breathing difficulties to cancer and critical injuries. Please help them to get better soon.
The Children’s Critical Care Appeal Celebration took place on the 26th February with a party on Ward 24.
We were delighted to share the fantastic news that the Children’s Critical Care Appeal target had been met and you had managed to raise over £250,000, a truly fantastic amount. The appeal was to raise funds for the latest state-of-the-art technical equipment and monitoring systems, and to furnish the family rooms for parents.
Thanks to your support we can enable doctors and nurses to give the best possible care to very sick children in your hospital. The equipment that you have helped to provide for the children has included the latest equipment to assist children with breathing difficulties, portable ventilators to stabilise seriously ill children on the ward or while they are waiting to be transferred to an Intensive Care Unit, and monitors that give a rich display of a child’s vital signs.
Neil Dardis, our chief executive of Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, other board members and governors joined the celebrations and thanked some of the many donors who helped with this project.
Supporting children in need of critical care at your local hospital
The charity has launched this appeal to raise funds for the latest state-of-the-art technical equipment and monitoring systems. This will enable doctors and nurses to give the best possible care to very sick children in the hospital.
10 children with serious illnesses are admitted to your local hospital every week
The equipment that you can help to provide for the children includes:
- The latest equipment to assist children with breathing difficulties
- Portable ventilators to stabilise very seriously ill children either while they are waiting to be transferred to an Intensive Care Unit or when they are taken to radiology for investigations
- Monitors that give a rich display of a child’s vital signs
- A portable ultrasound scanner to quickly and painlessly perform internal assessments
- A mobile computer that can be wheeled to the patient’s bedside to show x-rays, scans and blood results.
The charity will also provide age appropriate toys along with entertainment and distraction items for the children while they are in hospital.
The hospital is funding the development of a new 5 bed Children’s critical care unit which will house this equipment and include some parent accommodation to keep families closer together at an incredibly difficult time.
Any funds raised over and above the target set will be used for the Children’s Critical Care Unit and other children’s services at Wexham Park Hospital.