A SOLIHULL hospital peadiatric nurse has spoken about how funds left in wills has had a positive impact on patients.
As part of Remember A Charity Week, which ran from September 11 to 17, Helen Rooney spoke about how a refurbishment to the Children’s Outpatients Department at the Lode Lane hospital means to the team and patients.
She said: “This refurbishment means so much to the team on the unit.
“Some children have lifelong conditions such as cystic fibrosis or diabetes which means we have to see them regularly for check-ups.
“We love that the new area is fun and playful, tailored for our patients’ needs.”
University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB) Charity funded the transformation to make the area into a more child-friendly place through gifts in wills left to it.
The charity also said in 2013 it funded the state-of-the-art radiotherapy machine, CyberKnife which is able to treat patients with previously inoperable tumours.
Consultant clinical scientist, Geoff Heyes said: “The CyberKnife machine is able to treat small, well defined tumours in traditionally difficult-to-reach parts of the body which, if damaged, would have devastating effects.
“Over the last 10 years it has treated nearly 3,000 patients. If you’re in any doubt about whether leaving a gift in your will can make a difference, it absolutely does.”