The Falls Support Appeal at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital has been given a bumper boost by a West Norfolk legal firm.
Staff and partners of Kenneth Bush Solicitors have presented £500 to the appeal and pledged continued support for the King’s Lynn hospital.
Your Local Paper is helping the hospital raise £35,000 for much-needed specialist equipment to help prevent and manage falls.
Amanda Davies, legal assistant at the firm, based in King Street and New Conduit Street, said: “I know how valuable the equipment is as my 96-year-old grandfather has benefitted from the falls prevention monitoring system at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
“He had no idea he was being monitored and, as he is a very independent man, this discreet form of monitoring was great.”
Receptionist Karen Daw added: “It also gives peace of mind for the families.”
Practice manager Robert Banks said: “For my father, the hospital staff used the alarm and sensor wired pads for the bed and chair which was invaluable in preventing a fall. The equipment is another pair of eyes for the staff.”
Hospital fundraising executive Laurence Morlaàs said: “We are incredibly grateful for Kenneth Bush’s continued commitment.
“They have been our corporate sponsors since June 2015. Over the years, we have developed a great relationship and they have raised thousands of pounds for our patients.
“We are delighted to receive £500 for our Falls Support Appeal and it’s encouraging to hear that some of the fundraising committee team members can identify with the cause they are going to support.”
Equipment needed includes monitoring systems such as alarms and sensor wired under-pads for beds and chairs along with falls management devices used to move and lift patients of all ages.
Also needed are scoop stretchers, transfer boards and special inflatable hover mattresses.
So far, £2,155 has been raised since the appeal was launched three weeks ago.
We are asking readers to dig deep and support the appeal and you can help in many ways.
Donations can be made via our special coupon on page 45 and we also have a collection box in our office reception at 29 King Street in Lynn.
Alternatively, you can donate online at: www.justgiving.com/qehkl-FallsSupportAppeal
Cheques can be made payable to: Falls Support Appeal to Laurence Morlaàs, fundraising executive, QEH, Gayton Road, King’s Lynn PE30 4ET.
Gift Aid sponsorship and donations forms as well as appeal posters are also available from Laurence Morlaàs or to download from www.qehkl.nhs.uk/fundraising.
If you want to make a donation or hold a fundraising event for the appeal, email the details to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01553 613373.