When Angie Browne, a Clinical Support Worker on Ward L40 at Leeds Children’s Hospital, was looking for ideas on how to improve her ward, she decided to keep it in the family.
She asked son Mike – who runs a local civil engineering company – for assistance and he was delighted to help. The ward team put their heads together to come up with two items they that will really make a difference.
Mike recently came into the ward to hand over the chosen items – a new type of baby bath and changing mats for the ward, which will really help parents and staff, as well as portable fibre optic lights which the play team will be able to use at the bedside of babies and children on the ward to create a more relaxing environment.
Angie, who has worked on children’s wards at the hospital for 29 years, is always looking for ways to improve the experience for the youngsters and patients she works with. “I had a word with Mike who just asked what we needed and said he’d do his best to help,” she said.
Sister Clare Hazelgreaves, ward manager, said: “We’re so grateful to Mike and his company for their generosity. Items like these which are carefully chosen really do make a huge difference to the everyday lives of children and families on our ward.”

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