Morrisons Foundation helps provide comfortable chair beds for parents staying overnight with their sick child at Wigan Infirmary

Staff from the Rainbow Ward at Royal Albert Edward Infirmary held a presentation attended by Manager Chris Hughes and Community Champion Marie Upton from Morrisons Ince, and Evelyn Glarvey, Project Coordinator at MedEquip4Kids, to say thank you for a generous donation.

The Morrisons Foundation grant provided eight new brightly coloured Recondo Recliner chair beds for the Rainbow Ward so that parents can be comfortable when staying with their child overnight. Hospitals can be a daunting place for young people and the new equipment will ensure that parents can stay alongside their children at a time when they are needed most. It is beneficial for children to have 24 hour parental support during their stay in hospital as it reduces the stress upon them, leading to quicker recovery and discharge.

Heather Dineley, Ward Manager on the Rainbow Ward said: “It is a very difficult time for parents when their children are admitted to the ward. To be able to recline in a comfortable chair at their child’s bedside, and rest when needed, makes a very big difference to their stay.”

The Morrisons Foundation, a charity set up by the supermarket, awards grants for charity projects which make a positive difference to people’s lives. We’re very grateful for the generous support from the Morrisons Foundation over several years, which has helped us to support the treatment of 117,550 children across the UK.