Manufacturer donates more than £28,000 to hospital fund
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.”