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Manufacturer donates more than £28,000 to hospital fund

Sarah Jackson, Jane Dalzell, Anne Martyn and Ngozi Ikoku of the Countess of Chester Hospital with David Tillotson Finance Director of Greif UK Holdings Ltd

The Countess of Chester Hospital has received a generous  donation of £28,405 from The  Greif Packaging Charitable  Trust.

Greif is a world leader in industrial packaging products and services, producing steel, plastic and  fibre drums, intermediate bulk containers, plastic water bottles and  other packaging products.

The company operates in the UK  from Ellesmere Port and Burton on  Trent and has operations in 50  countries.

The money has been donated to  the Children’s Unit at the hospital  and will be used to purchase medical equipment for the Children’s  Ward, the Care Package Team and  the Paediatric Audiology Department.

David Tillotson, finance director  of Greif UK Holding Limited, said:  “The Greif Packaging Charitable  Trust is delighted to be making this  donation to the Countess of Chester  Hospital.

“When the hospital applied for  financial assistance to acquire medical equipment for its Children’s  Unit and Community Care Package  Team, the trustees thought this  would fit in well with the trust’s  aim, which is to help disadvantaged  children and young people whose  development is impeded by events  and circumstances.”

Ngozi Ikoku, the trust and legacy  fundraiser for the hospital charity,  commented: “Our charity is most  grateful to Greif Packaging Charitable Trust for their support.

“The donation will enable us to  purchase for the hospital much  needed equipment that will benefit  some of our society’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged children”.

The Care Package Team provides  care and support for children and  young people with complex health  needs.

Manager of the team Sarah Jackson said: “Each day brings many  challenges for both patients and  their families to ensure that they  are able to participate in the usual  day-to-day activities we take for  granted.

“This means they need to carry  essential medical equipment with  them and the funds donated by  Greif will enable us to provide replacement equipment when required to ensure their normal  routine can continue instead of otherwise remaining at home until  equipment is returned.”

Money will also purchase a piece  of specialised hearing equipment to  assess how children are able to use  their hearing to help enable them to  reach their full potential. 

Jane Dalzell, clinical lead in paediatric audiology, said: “This will be  extremely valuable in our assessment of children with hearing loss  and help determine the need for  further intervention.

“It is an enjoyable listening test for  children to do and provides useful  and objective information about  their hearing difficulties.”

 

 

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