Toys, books and oxygen for children’s ward
29 July 2019
£800 has been donated to Southend Hospital’s Neptune Ward by the Shanta Foundation. The money will be used to buy a hand-held oxygen saturation probe for the children’s ward.
Executive of the Shanta Foundation, Nimisha Patel together with
her children (Shail, 7 and Bella, 3) presented a donation, a sack
full of toys and games to staff at Neptune children's ward.
Nimisha Patel who practices as a Consultant Anaesthetist at
Wexham Park Hospital said: "The Shanta Foundation has proudly
donated the money to Neptune Ward in order to fund a well-needed
Oxygen Saturation probe, as well as some toys for the children that
will spend time on the ward. Many of our family members have grown
up in Southend and have used the hospital facilities. We believe it
is important for us as a family to give back to our local
community. Therefore our youngest generation has been involved in
donating some of their new toys as well as raising this money
through a sponsored run."
Neptune Ward is a general paediatric ward that provides care and
treatment for children aged up to 16 years.
Beccy Sargent, Paediatric Practice Educator on Neptune Ward
said: "We are always so grateful for any donation big or small as
it directly benefits patient care and experience. The very generous
donation from the Shanta Foundation has meant that we can buy
greatly needed equipment. It is my pleasure to extend a heartfelt
thank you to the Shanta Foundation on behalf of our staff and our
Notes to editors:
Photo caption: Shail, Bella and Nimisha Patel (centre) with
members of staff from Neptune Ward, Southend Hospital