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Bandits Stand and Deliver to help Babies
A special group of men who call themselves ‘The Bandits’ led by Leonard Drew, get together regularly at the clay pigeon club JJ’s near Dartford have raised £680 to help Darent Valley Hospital’s Little Buds Fund for the special care of babies. Leonard who comes from the Isle of Sheppey said: “We have a great time together and I thought it would be nice to help the local hospital by raising funds to help their babies. We raise the money by fines raised from all sorts of things such as turning up late for a shoot, not wearing a cap, being to fast or too slow with shooting the clays – anything silly all helps to give us a laugh and we are also so please to be helping such vulnerable little babies.”
Tracey Cummins, Fundraising and Voluntary Services Manager at Darent Valley was delighted to be invited along to accept the cheque on Saturday and said “We are delighted to have their support the fines are collected in milk bottles and it is surprising how it mounts up. We can’t thank them enough."
For further information visit the Little Buds Fund webpage.
29th May 2012: Rabies
We offer our sincere condolences to this patients family and friends.
The UK has been rabies free since the disease was eradicated in 1922 and cases acquired by UK residents aborad are also very rare. If a patient does present at hospital with general or vague symptoms a doctor is unlikely to consider rabies as a diagnosis unless it is highlighted that there was contact with animals in an at-risk country. The hospital responded to the information supplied at the time.
Although there are no cases of rabies being passed through human-to-human contact, the fivemembers of staff that came into close contact with the patient are being vaccinated as a precautionary measure.
We have launched an investigation into the circumstances around this patient’s attendance at the emergency department.
Notes for Editors.
It is very important that patients provide as much information as possible to healthcare staff about recent travel abroad when attending hospital.