ExCel Appeal

The number of elderly patients is rising quickly in Norfolk and one hospital trust needs your help to give the best care possible.

The EDP has teamed up with Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn to support their new fundraising campaign in which the hospital aims to provide elderly and frail patients with the most specialist and comfortable treatment available.

With our ExCel Appeal (‘Excellence in Care’) we hope the region’s communities can help the hospital raise £50,000 over the next year to help buy three sets of vital equipment which would hugely benefit elderly patients who are frail or suffer from conditions such as dementia. By raising £50,000 the hospital will be able to buy three types of specialist equipment which would vastly improve the care of elderly patients.

They are:

  • A falls prevention kit called SensorCare which has been clinically proven to help reduce the number of patient falls by alerting staff to patients who may be at risk.
  • A piece of dementia computer software called ‘My Life’ which gives patients and families the chance to create virtual scrapbooks filled with memories and pictures to help stimulate and support people with dementia.
  • Specialist chairs which can be adjusted to a patient’s need and provide a far more relaxing day-to-day experience in hospital.

With the number of elderly patients increasing at the hospital, it is hoped these specialist pieces of equipment will ensure they get the best care available from the NHS to make their recovery as speedy as possible.

Click here to download the donation coupon, or click here to make a donation online.

Latest ExCel Appeal News

Students at the College of West Anglia’s King Lynn campus have raised £130 for a hospital appeal.

Students are offering people the chance to get a full hairdressing treatment in a bid to raise money for their local hospital.

Residents of a village have raised £600 for a hospital appeal.

Members of the public are invited to take part in a bingo night to help raise money for a hospital appeal.

New dementia software and specialist chairs have been put in place to help frail and elderly patients following a year of fundraising at a hospital.

Slimmers have clubbed together to raise several hundred pounds for a hospital’s care appeal.

Estate agents are on course to raise more than £1,000 for their local hospital thanks to a house-selling scheme which benefits NHS workers.

A slimming consultant and pensioner have raised more than £550 for a hospital’s fundraising appeal after completing a sponsored cycle ride.

Generous youngsters and their families have raised hundreds of pounds to support elderly patients at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn, during a school sports day.

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