BUGS would like to say a very big thank to Luca King’s family for their donation of £800. This will be used to help fund day trips for families and allow children connected to BUGS to go to on camps. We really appreciate the support.
We recently took RAL-Displays up on their offer that supports charities & non-profit organisations by donating a FREE 2 metre high by 0.85 metre wide printed pop-up banner stand with carry bag. We first used the banner at our Family Fun Day at Create at the Cove. Thank you RAL-Displays, it looked fantastic. (www.popup-stands-uk.co.uk)
On Saturday 11th May we funded a trip to Marwell Zoo for children and their families. Everyone had a great time, taking the opportunity to share experiences, and make new friends. Thanks to Nicola Beavan for organising the day and to those who have donated to make this possible.
We are so grateful to have received a donation this year to fund children with a burn injury to attend an activity day. The first of these days was on Saturday 13th October at Create at the Cove in West Lulworth, Dorset. It looks like it was a fun day. Thanks to our organiser Nicola Beavan, the hospital's Paediatric Burn Outreach Nurse and Create at the Cove.
We took 10 children and 3 chaperones to camp this year. The camps continue to be a huge benefit to children who gain amazing confidence through attending. One camper said “ I was burnt 3 years ago at 13 and I thought I had lost my beautiful body, but coming to Camp and meeting other children with burns and discovering the burn Camp Family I feel I have got my beautiful body back.”
In July we decided that our Quiet Room on the Burns Unit was due an update. We had chairs recovered by the hospital's recycling centre, had a move around and updated the bookshelf.
Our staff at Salisbury District Hospital have long been well regarded for the quality of care and treatment they provide for our patients and for their innovation, commitment and professionalism. This has been recognised in a wide range of achievements and it is reflected in our award of NHS Foundation Trust status. This is afforded to hospitals that provide the highest standards of care.