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MedEquip4Kids has provided nearly £4,000 of new sensory equipment for the children’s ward at Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital in Oswestry, with the help of developers Kier Construction. Not only did the company build the £15.1 million theatre and ward development at the Oswestry-based hospital last year, they also raised money for equipment including fibre-optic lights and tactile toys.

Alice Ward Manager Suzanne Marsden said: “Many of our patients need intensive physio to keep their joints and muscles healthy. So to be able to bring them into the sensory room or take the sensory equipment to their bedside is priceless. It calms patients down and allows us to treat them without them stressing. The ward is so grateful to Kier and MedEquip4kids for all their help.”

Pictured, from left: Lisa and Arthur Lake, Kier Construction Operations Manager Justin Williams, MedEquip4Kids Projects Coordinator Evelyn Glarvey, MedEquip4Kids Chief Executive Ghazala Baig, Alice Ward Manager Suzanne Marsden and Kier Construction Contracts Manager Dewy Edwards.

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“The new outdoor area will boost mood and morale, creating social opportunities in a safe space free from medical interventions and providing distraction from pain and illness. It offers play opportunities for siblings too, helping to normalise the hospital environment and bridge the gap between home and hospital.”

Gillian Heer
Starlight Children’s Unit Manager
Wythenshawe Hospital

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