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Early Christmas for young patients

2019-12-23T07:01:48+00:00Monday 23 December 2019|

Christmas came early for young patients at Walsall Manor Hospital thanks to property developer Tameway (Midlands)

The company, which has been transforming the 14-storey Tameway Tower, in Bridge Street, Walsall, turning the former office block into apartments, asked Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust to provide a “wish list” of toys and games for Ward 21 Paediatric Assessment Unit and the Emergency Department. And a haul of toys was handed over earlier this month.

Tameway (Midlands) managing director Arran Bailey said: “As a developer working to improve the area, we feel very strongly connected to the local community.

“We didn’t hesitate in helping out for the good of the town’s youngsters.

“We don’t realise how fortunate we are to have our health and to be able to spend it with our loved ones at Christmas until we see the plight of poorly youngsters like these.

“We were delighted to be able to bring a little joy to the young people.”

The firm bought motorised cars last year which children use to travel to theatre and these have been a massive hit with patients and their anxious parents alike.

Assistant Play Specialist Jo Plank said: “I couldn’t believe it when I saw all the toys for our ward and ED – this is just so kind. They asked us for a wish list beforehand too – via our Fundraising Manager – which is also extremely thoughtful.”

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