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Hospital ward purchases new TVs thanks to family fund

21 August 2018


Southend University Hospital’s Estuary Ward recently purchased five 32-inch LED TVs thanks to funds raised by a family in memory of Frederick Dadds, who sadly passed away having been cared for on the ward.

In 2013, Fred was diagnosed with stomach cancer and given just seven weeks to live. He passed away on 13 August 2013 surrounded by his wife Maureen and three daughters, Karen, Tina and Lynette. Fred leaves behind six grandchildren who love and miss him greatly.

Earlier this year, Maureen and Tina visited the hospital to see the TVs which were purchased by the ward thanks to their fund.

Fred's daughter, Tina Dadds, said: "Estuary Ward looked after our loving father, husband, grandfather and great grandfather, helping his passing to be as comfortable as possible. This donation is to thank all the staff especially Fiona Mowatt the sister nurse on duty that night. We hope that the patients enjoy the use of the TVs during their stay at Southend Hospital."