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Essex Asian Women's Association donate £750 to Southend Stroke Unit

29 August 2019


Essex Asian Women’s Association (EAWA) has kindly donated £750 to Southend University Hospital’s Stroke Unit thanks to several fundraising initiatives including members’ donations, raffles and a Bollywood night.

The donation will contribute towards the purchase of a bladder scanner for the Stroke Unit, a diagnostic tool that measures the amount of urine in a patient's bladder.

Dr Paul Guyler, Lead Stroke Consultant, said: "We're extremely grateful to Essex Asian Women's Association for their generous donation. As well as the diagnostic capabilities, the scanner will also provide improved patient dignity and privacy and will ensure the comfort of those patients who are unable to verbally communicate their needs."

Mrs Nirmal Gupta MBE, Chair of EAWA and a Southend University Hospital Governor, added: "Essex Asian Women's Association is honored to make this donation which will assist the Stroke Unit in the purchase of a bladder scanner. The Stroke Unit has a team of highly-skilled, caring and dedicated professionals who provide rehabilitation, support and education to stroke patients, and their relatives."


Notes to editors:

The total cost of a bladder scanner is approximately £8,600

Photo (l-r):Dr Paul Guyler (Lead Stroke Consultant), Mrs Veena Sood (Treasurer, Essex Asian Women's Association), Mrs Nirmal Gupta MBE (Chair of Essex Asian Women's Association) and Michelle Habberley (Stroke Unit Ward Manager).

Essex Asian Women's Association supports events and services that promote healthy living, social welfare, reduce isolation and highlight the multitude of heritages and different cultures that are entrenched within the local Southend community, through mixed social events, which include musical evenings, health events, coach trips and open events, as well as women's swimming classes, and women's dance/exercise classes.