New toys for A&E and confidence for visitors

    Tunbridge Wells Hospital

    A group of people with learning disabilities have presented toys and equipment to the children’s A&E unit at Tunbridge Wells Hospital.

    The donors, who attend Sevenoaks Day Service, delivered more than £350-worth of gifts after holding a coffee morning and quiz to raise funds.

    The dedicated children’s A&E is the first of its kind in Kent, and its Matron, Stella Davey, said: “We are absolutely delighted with the wonderful new toys we have received from our friends at Sevenoaks Day Service.

    “It’s such a generous and kind gesture, and we are extremely grateful to them for their hard work in raising the money to benefit our younger patients and their families.”

    The donation came after the group attended a ‘Meet the Matron’ session to explain that many of them found the prospect of visiting A&E daunting.

    They said they would all feel much more comfortable about going into the unit in future.

    A&E staff at the Pembury hospital will now go to Sevenoaks Day Service to teach first aid.