Emergency Department Staff Raise Funds with Heroic Calendar
Rachel Williams, ED Manager, said "In light of the new Emergency Floor on the horizon a small group of Emergency Department staff came together with Leicester Hospitals Charity to generate ideas on how to raise funds, it was time to shape our future. The Trust receives Government funding for healthcare but there is always more that we can do. The new floor will be a state of the art development and therefore deserves state of the art equipment to diagnose and treat our patients, at the same time providing high quality facilities within the best possible environment for all. Therefore the Silver Appeal was born in order to enhance the frail older person’s pathway preserving their independence and dignity, as the highest priority. "The idea of a Consultant Calendar had been done by a member of the Emergency Department charity team previously and as a group we thought this was a fun way of getting all staff members involved in raising money for the new build. We decided to do the superhero theme because our ED consultants perform heroic work day in, day out.
"I feel so proud of the dedication and the enthusiasm that the Emergency Department Charity Team has shown with this venture, and this is only the start of other exciting projects going forward to raise funds for the Silver Floor Appeal." The next charity event is called # Wear It Festive which consists of Christmas head boppers available Week beginning 14th December. Calendars will be available to take home from the 17th November 2015 from the ED Admin Offices priced £8.00 per calendar. The address is ED Admin Offices, Level 0, Balmoral Building Leicester Royal Infirmary LE1 5WW.