Baby unit at Queen's Hospital Romford receives donation worth thousands Hornchurch pub
PUBLISHED: 12:50 28 February 2017 | UPDATED: 14:19 01 March 2017
A pub has donated thousands to a hospital's baby unit to say thanks for the care its staff provide children.
Warren Stanley general manager of Railway Hotel in Hornchurch, visited Queen’s Hospital to hand over a cheque for £2,150 to the King George and Queen’s Hospital Charity.
The cash will go towards increasing spaces in the neo-natal intensive care unit, Rom Valley Way, Romford, to help keep families together.
He said: “You see all these tiny things in incubators, and the care they all have is unreal. The staff are so hard working, so dedicated.”
Unit matron, Oscar Soliven added: “If we do not have space for a new delivery, they will be rushed to another unit.
“If mum is poorly too, we have to split the family up and we don’t like doing that.
“We want to make sure as many little lives get the best start in life as we possibly can.”
The money was raised by generous guests buying tickets to the pub’s New Year’s Eve bash, as well as a collection tin for small change.
All entry fees to events over the festive period were also donated to the charity.
The manager has also added the Trust’s charity collection boxes on the bar to raise even more cash.
For more information on the charity’s events the King George and Queen’s Hospital Charity’s Facebook page.