Woolston Bowling Green donation for children with kidney failure
Arthur Draper became the president of the Woolston Bowling Green at the start of 2015, and chose to support the G4 ward as their charity of the year.
His family unfortunately contracted H.U.S., a nasty e.coli infection which causes renal failure. Each family member reacted differently, however it hit grandson Alex the worst. He needed regular dialysis on the ward which required intensive monitoring equipment, and 24 hour nursing care. Alex spent four months on the ward, and is now recovering well.
The G4 unit at Southampton General Hospital is one of only 13 specialist children’s renal units in the country, caring for children with acute and chronic kidney failure.
Terri Chappell, Senior Sister, comments: “We are very thankful to Mr Draper and the Woolston Bowling Green for raising £3,745 for our children’s G4 nephrology unit. They have been very generous, and we are all extremely grateful on the unit.”
“The donation will be used to create a high care cubicle on the unit with specialist equipment. This will include a Doppler worth £800, blood pressure machine worth £179, and the rest of the money will go towards a DASH 5000 monitor, worth £8,500. Thank you.”