Children are so precious: the very thought of a sick child – in distress and in need of highly specialist care, followed up with constant monitoring – can upset us all. We know at such a time how important it is for the child to be near his or her parents: In fact, research has shown that a child with the comfort and reassurance of the parents close at hand stands a much improved chance of recovery.
Thankfully, most of us will never have to experience the serious illness of our children. But just imagine if you did, be it through an injury, maybe, or a disease such as meningitis. Such a crisis would be bad enough: but imagine, too, the upheaval of a transfer to another hospital far from home – sometimes unnecessarily, as a sick child can get better as quickly as he/she can get worse.
At Darent Valley Hospital we have staff trained in High Dependency Care and with donations we have been able to introduce a range of very expensive Specialist Equipment in order to give these children the very best possible chance of full recovery.
Less costly but equally important to us at DarentValley is the improvement of facilities for parents needing to stay overnight with their child with kind donations made we have introduced comfortable folding beds and a special room where parents can make a drink and rest or talk.
Your donations continue to be needed to ensure we can give the very best possible care for sick children.