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
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.