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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.

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An elderly patient uses the dementia software at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn. The software is part of the equipment which money from the bingo night will help pay for. Picture: Matthew Usher.

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

An elderly patient uses the dementia software at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn. The software is part of the equipment which money from the bingo night will help pay for. Picture: Matthew Usher.

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.

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

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

Millsopps Estate Agents are backing the QEH and EDP's Excel Appeal, by donationg £100 for every customer they deal with who works for the NHS - From left, Pam Hart, Steve Galligan, Jane Denton, Estelle Frisby, Dale Newson and QEH fundraising executive Laurence Morlaas. Picture: Matthew Usher.

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.

Robin Rye and Sabrina Barrow

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

Pupils take part in the sports day at Brancaster Primary School CE VA.

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.

Members of the Motiv8 powerlifting team, who will aim to lift the equivalent of three Concordes to raise money for the Excel Appeal.  The two pensioners in the story are Dan Ellington (second from left) and Jim Bird (second from right - both in the back row.

A pair of powerlifting pensioners will be helping to lift the weight of three Concordes to raise money to boost elderly care in west Norfolk.

Mark Flowers is organising a sponsored weight lifting session at his gym, Motiv8 in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

A former military man is encouraging the public to take part in a weightlifting challenge to help raise funds for a hospital appeal.

Robin Rye and Sabrina Barrow are cycling 22 miles and raising money for the Excel Appeal.

A slimming specialist is teaming up with one of her clients to embark on a cycling challenge and raise money for a hospital appeal.

Launch of the EDP / QEH Excel Appeal at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital - The equipment in use which help with elderly care. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Hospital fundraisers are appealing to young people in the region to help bridge the generation gap by pledging to raise £1,000 for a healthcare appeal.

Kenneth Bush Solicitors is supporting the Excel Appeal. Names left to right: Sarah Fiddy, Eike Warren, Julie Easter (Head of Private Client Department), Louise Dobie & Kirsten Wheeler.

A legal firm is encouraging people to make wills in exchange for a donation to a hospital’s fundraising campaign.

Malcolm Duffey, 64, of Pockthorpe, who has raised money for the ExCel Appeal.

The first thing Malcolm Duffey did after his sponsored slim ended was to tuck into a Mars bar.

Mr Duffey, of Pockthorpe, deserved his chocolate treat after shedding 17lb to raise funds for Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s Excel Appeal.

Stuart Dark, 50, of Snettisham, who runs Aflame Ltd.

A chimney sweep has raised more than £100 for a hospital appeal to buy specialist care equipment for elderly patients.

Members of GCL - LR: John Barrows, Andy Hartley, Tim Rycroft, and (seated) Phil Cottrell, director of GCL Limited.

An international company has become the latest organisation to pledge its support for a charity appeal by signing up to buying a piece of care equipment for dementia patients.

Left to Right: Graham Gerrish (Seniors Captain), Rachel Hodgkinson (Lady Captain), Laurence Morlaàs (The Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s Fundraising Executive) Aaron Daly (Men’s Captain)

Golfers have clubbed together to raise more than £2,000 which will help pay for specialist dementia equipment at a hospital.

A car boot was held at Tesco's Hardwick in King's Lynn rasing money for the QEH / EDP EXCEL appeal - Organiser Laura Gathercole with the event. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Staff at a west Norfolk Tesco Extra held a charity car boot sale to raise funds to help buy hospital equipment.

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