The role of hospital charities has never been more important. And under the umbrella of NHS Charities Together, they play a key role in supporting health and social care settings across the country. Alongside funding for state-of-the-art equipment and pioneering research, the charities also help with those little extras over and above what the NHS routinely provides.
A series of scenic light boxes have been installed along the service corridor which leads to the mortuary in The James Cook University Hospital. It is hoped that the new ceiling lights and light box pictures, depicting the route to Roseberry Topping, will provide a more pleasant walkway and be a distraction for grieving relatives.
Thousands of pounds worth of new books has been donated to the children’s ward at The James Cook University Hospital thanks to the hard work of an independent book seller and the generosity of local businesses. Sarah Gatenby, an independent Usborne Books at Home organiser who runs Wise Owl Reading Tree, collected donations from businesses and housing companies to create a new reading library in the children’s ward.
She may only have been in the world for 22 hours, but Evelyn Olivia Elliott has left a lasting legacy to help other very poorly babies on the neonatal unit at The James Cook University Hospital. Inspired to raise funds in her memory, parents Rebekah Taylor and Michael Elliott have collected more than £10,000 to buy a new state-of-the-art incubator for the Middlesbrough hospital.