So today we met the lovely Autumn who has been hard at work
promoting the hospital, raising awareness and holding a birthday fundraiser!
Autumn, age 9, is a scoliosis patient at the hospital and
has been for many years. Autumn attends regular check ups at the hospital with
consultant Mr Mehta, who is a specialist spinal surgeon. Her regular
appointments require x-rays and fitting of new braces to support her back.
“I have scoliosis, a condition that mean I have a curved spine. I go to the hospital for my braces it be fitted, x-rays and I’ve also had an MRI there”
Autumn wanted to give something back to the hospital, to say
thank you for all the support she’s had over the years, and will continue to
have in the future. Her birthday was coming up, and she decided this year she
would forfeit gifts for something more special.
“I organised a birthday fundraiser. We had 10 stalls including guess the name of the teddy, face painting, pancakes, and craft stalls”
Autumn invited all the children at her primary school along
and over 70 children attended and took part in the fun.
“After, we even had a disco whilst my grandad counted the money”
All Autumns hard work paid off and she raised a huge £730.56 for the hospital charity.
We are completely overwhelmed by the selflessness and
resilience of this young lady. For most 9 year olds, receiving gifts on their
birthday is one of the highlights of their year, but Autumn sacrificed all that
for us and we can’t thank her enough.
On Friday 8th February over 200 staff came together to celebrate ROH employees who live and breathe the trust values whilst delivering or contributing to outstanding care. From 289 nominations, the shortlisting panel had a tough job choosing their winners.
The night was full of cheer and support for both the hospital and each other. Lots of people refer to their colleagues as a family, and this was prominent at the awards this year, everyone was so pleased with each others success which was truly lovely to see.
Did you know we fund the staff awards each year?
Every year the annual awards is funded by the Invest in Our best appeal. We support the awards every year as an opportunity to give something back to the employees and teams who are making positive change every day. Whether that be from going the extra mile to take care of a family, or developing a new process it all helps the ROH to grow and innovate.
We would like to say a special to thank you to:
Stella Noon – Former Matron, governor and long term friend of the hospital, for sponsoring Nurse of the year award.
Kirk Bent – Oncology Patient for sponsoring the Outstanding contribution to patient experience.
Amelia Eldred previous patient at the hospital, who attended as a special guest at the ceremony and danced with surgeon Lee Jeys. Hear all about her story here.