Team members from our branch recently visited Ward 18 at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle to present a cheque for £1056, which will contribute towards boosting some of the facilities in the unit. Ward 18 comprises of the Intensive Care and High Dependency Units and specialises in major neurosurgery or a traumatic injury, where patients receive maximum support for their condition.
The donation will help with the cost of purchasing more TVs for patients’ bedsides at the High Dependency Care Unit, as there are currently less than five TVs available for 18 beds.
The Clinical Lead for Ward 18, Sarah Platt, said: “We are delighted to accept this wonderful donation from Hays Travel Hexham on behalf of our Ward 18 - Critical Care Unit fund.
“Ward 18 looks after over 1500 critically ill and injured patients every year and donations like this allow us to provide additional support to both patients and staff, something which is always very much appreciated. We are extremely grateful to everyone involved in fundraising for us and for the generosity of all those who have kindly donated.”