Patients at Hayward House, the specialist palliative care centre located on the campus of Nottingham City Hospital, are looking forward to a chocolatey treat this Easter thanks to the kindness of our wonderful staff.
Earlier this week, Answer-4u’s Darren McCowan and Dawn Gostling delivered more than 100 Easter eggs to Hayward House. The eggs, donated by the company’s staff, will be distributed to daycare patients and in-patients in plenty of time for the Easter break.
This time last year we helped spread some Easter cheer by organising a similar egg collection for the younger patients at the Children’s Hospital. This year the hospital charity suggested an alternative as Hayward House had never been supported by a local business in this way before. The Children’s Hospital had already received a sizeable egg donation so we were delighted to be given the opportunity to help support the patients of Hayward House.
“We know that chocolate is enjoyed by people of all ages,” explained Darren McCowan, Marketing Manager at Answer-4u, “and when we found out more about the amazing work that Hayward House does we really wanted to help. We’re very proud of the tremendous efforts made by the whole Answer-4u team and we hope that the eggs are enjoyed by patients at Hayward House”.
Alison Bateman, Voluntary Services Manager at Hayward House, added, “We’re so grateful to everyone at Answer-4u for donating such a fabulous selection of Easter eggs, which are a lovely treat for our patients. Our aim, at Hayward House, is to enrich the quality of life for patients through the skills of our experienced and caring team – donations from companies like Answer-4u help us to make a difference.”
Hayward House provides high quality, hospice-style care centred on the needs of patients and their families. Hayward House offers palliative care from diagnosis, through the interim periods of advancing disease, up to and including end of life care. Patients’ pain and other symptoms are addressed; so too are emotional, spiritual and social problems of both patients and their families. A bereavement/counselling service is also provided.
Business telephone answering service, Answer-4u will continue to support Hayward House with other charitable initiatives planned throughout 2015.