Your support has made the following projects possible…
Local business owner, Shaun Ryan of Protive Security and Surveillance Ltd, sponsored the purchase of 50 recordable teddy bears to give to patients and their loved ones at Warrington Hospital.
These teddies allowed those in particularly special circumstances, such as patients in palliative or intensive care, to listen to pre-recorded messages from their friends and families who have not been able to visit them in hospital due to COVID-19 restrictions.
WHH Charity worked alongside a special long term partner who kindly donated the funding for a new kitchen for our CANtreat Unit, Halton. This outdated kitchen area had not been updated for 20 years and had become old and tired, with a whole new makeover this area would provide a positive impact to both patients and staff.
Since the grand makeover, the new kitchen layout and up-to-date units and surfaces has allowed for volunteers to have ample safe space to prepare refreshments for our patients undergoing chemotherapy and immunotherapy on the CANtreat Unit.
Through your support WHH Charity has been able to fund a £18k refurbishment on the Interventional Radiology department.
The interventional department perform procedures which require up to 6 hours bed rest post procedure. Also, they deal with a lot of vulnerable patients for potential diagnosis of new cancer and inpatients who have been in the hospital for lengthy periods of time including patients who are diagnosed with dementia and learning disabilities.
90% of patients stated that a distraction would have improved their experience, we listened and reacted, and the new refurbishment provided fitted relaxing sky lights, pictorial scenery, and soothing music all of which is a world away from the ‘basement’ impression patients were previously experiencing.
We were proud that with your support WHH Charity have been able to enhance patient experience upon the Stroke Unit, creating a beautiful outdoor therapy garden so all the patients on Ward B14 can access and get away from the busy clinical environment.
Many of our patients can be in hospital for over 20 weeks recovering from their stroke and so it is vital for their mental and physical health to be able to access the outdoors.
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, NHS Charities Together charity and the League of Friends of Warrington Hospital together funded a much needed staff Sanctuary Hub, the hub is designed to provide an environment conducive to staff wellbeing and recovery.
The chalet-style building is located in Warrington hospital courtyard and will offer a shared, relaxing space to host staff support groups, on-site counselling sessions and wellbeing activity including yoga, bereavement workshops and mindfulness therapies. The hub will be open daily for facilitated sessions with staff health and wellbeing counsellors, or as a drop-in centre for signposting to other support services that are available for staff and volunteers. A similar, albeit smaller, hub is also provided for staff in Halton.
Our new remembrance garden
Thanks to your support we have been able to create a new Remembrance Garden behind the Kendrick Wing at Warrington Hospital.
We provided funding for the design, creation and construction of the garden which is available to staff , patients, their families and members of the public who wish to take a moment to reflect.
Helen Higginson, Head of Fundraising said: “I think it’s really important place for staff or families who’ve lost a patient or a loved one. Having somewhere to come and just remember and take time out. You sometimes need somewhere peaceful to have a bit of quiet reflection.”
Miniature cars help put children undergoing surgery at ease
Children undergoing surgery at Warrington Hospital are now able to drive to theatre in miniature remote control car.
The two mini BMW cars, worth £250 each, were donated by Utilita Energy with the aim of putting children at ease and boosting their spirits before their operation.
Warrington Hospital is one of 22 healthcare providers to benefit from such donations so far.
Michael Parker, Retail Manager for Ultilita, said: “It’s the least we can do for the NHS, which has been such a great support to all communities, doing such fantastic work.”
Helen Higginson, Head of Fundraising at Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust, said the paediatric staff are ‘really excited’ to receive the gifts and expressed just how impactful these amazing Gifts will be for young patients. will love these very smart remote control cars.