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Belated Easter for patients at ROH

This week we had the pleasure of giving out Easter eggs to patients at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital! Everyone was incredibly grateful and there were lots of smiles on the Wards.

Some of the amazing local businesses who support our charity donated Easter eggs and helped to spread a bit of festive cheer. In fact over 80 eggs were donated this year.

We’d like to say a huge thank you to them; our charity does amazing things for local patients and we are able to do this because of generous donations like this.

Thank you to Morrisons Bromsgrove, Asda Barnes Hill, Farmfoods Rubery, Sainsburys Northfield and Mondeleze. You’re all superstars!

Easter can be a challenging time for some of our patients. They may be away from loved ones receiving treatment, or be receiving bad news about a health condition.

Our role is to support these patients to feel cared for the best possible way.

With your support we can access the latest equipment and technology, conduct more research to improve care, and enhance experience for all our patients and their families.

Autumn’s Awesome Birthday Fundraiser

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.

Photo, Autumn and little sister Violet after their proud school presentation

2019 Staff awards | Winners Announced

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.

If you would like to help support next years awards contact the fundraising team on 0121 685 4379 or email roh.charitablefunds@nhs.net

Gifts galore!

This December we saw an overwhelming rise in gifts to our wards to spread joy and cheer over the festive period.

We would like to say a huge thank you to the following sponsors who made it happen: