Dr Ted’s children’s appeal – lets do it for the kids!
We’d like you to meet Dr Ted – he’s the ambassador for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity’s children’s appeal.
We care for thousands of babies, children and young people every year from across the region at Rotherham Hospital for everything from broken bones to acute, serious illnesses and those needing intensive care or surgery.
The Dr Ted children’s appeal raises money to fund everything from toys to specialist medical equipment and resources to help ensure our youngest and most vulnerable patients, as well as their families, have the best experience of being in hospital as possible. It's an exciting year for Dr Ted after the Mayor of Rotherham, Councillor Alan Buckley, pledged to support the appeal during his Mayoral year, which runs from 2018-19. You can find out more information here.
Any money raised will:
- Contribute to the refurbishment of children’s facilities, building a better environment and making an incredible difference to the lives of our young patients, their families and visitors to the Trust.
- Improve the quality of care we can provide for children by ensuring we have the very best medical equipment.
- Provide fun, sensory and educational toys and accessories for children staying at hospital or just visiting.
Here are some of the ways we have invested the money you have raised:
- Games and sensory toys for the Children’s Ward, Children's Outpatients and the Urgent and Emergency Care Centre
- Colourful, child friendly wheelchairs
- A child-friendly quiet saw to help remove plaster casts from broken bones
- Specialist sleep apnoea monitors for newborns on the Special Care Baby Unit
- Teddy bears for babies on the Maternity Ward at Christmas
- Biliblankets to help treat babies with neonatal jaundice
- Vibrant ceiling and wall murals to help young patients feel more relaxed when they visit hospital
- An entertainer and magician to help make youngsters on the Children's Ward smile
For more information about how you can raise money for the Dr Ted children’s appeal please contact Suzanne Rutter on 01709 426821 or email Charity@rothgen.nhs.uk.
You can also donate to the Dr Ted children's appeal online at JustGiving here.