The National Hospital Receive Vital Funds for Patient Communication System…
During the summer of last year £900 was raised through cake sales and the generous giving of the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church; this was donated to the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, ITU department.
The NHNN, in Queens Square London, is the largest dedicated neurological hospital in the UK, whose history goes back 150 years. The excellent team of specialist, doctors, surgeons and nurses, including the auxiliary workers, devote themselves to all their patients. The hospital provides comprehensive services for the diagnosis and care of all conditions that affect the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nervous system and muscles.
After a family member suffered a life threatening brain hemorrhage 18 months ago, Cleo Devenish and Leonie Calder, along with 2 other PBCC girls from the Dunstable Campus School, wanted to give something back to the ITU to show their appreciation. They had witnessed first-hand the results of the lifesaving treatment, skill and outstanding care from all on ITU and the High Dependency Unit.
Felicity Fox, Lead Nurse for Critical Care, was presented with the cheque on 12th July 2012; she commented: “We are very grateful for the fundraising you did for our unit. We have used the money to fund a communication system for patients who cannot speak, and they activate a computer through blinking or fixing their gaze on words/phrases. This equipment will be invaluable to our patients and the purchase of this would not have been possible without the efforts of the Plymouth Brethren Community”