The city’s dignitaries turned out in full force as a special plaque naming the key donors to the Countess of Chester Hospital’s children’s playground and sensory garden was unveiled.
Around 60 people, including Lord Mayor of Chester Bob Rudd, Mayor of Ellesmere Port Brian Jones and Tony Chambers, the chief executive of the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, watched on as the Bishop of Chester, the Rt Rev Dr Peter Forster, unveiled the plaque in the Comfort Zone.
Charity champion Pat Daniels MBE, of the Chester Childbirth Appeal, said the event was just one way of thanking those who had donated money for the ‘important facilities’, which cost £67,000.
“So many people in the hospital contributed to its success,” she added.
Chester Childbirth Appeal was founded in 1991 to support the Countess of Chester Hospital’s maternity unit by providing facilities and amenities over and above those afforded by the NHS.
Pat said that the appeal will now turn its attention to raising money for a new transitional care unit, where mothers of premature or vulnerable babies can stay to gain confidence before taking them home.