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December 2017

Christmas gifts for Ward 25.

Teversal Football Club visited Ward 25 delivering Christmas gifts for the children who are in hospital during the festive period.

teversal football club

Members of the Sutton in Ashfield and Nottingham Knights Scooter Clubs visited Ward 25 delivering Christmas gifts for the children.

Sutton in Ashfield scooter club

The domestic team at King's Mill Hospital have kindly donated £110.00 in cash, £45.00 in Argos vouchers and a number of children’s gifts. The items are to be distributed across children’s services during the festive period.

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The Christmas Elf - Matthew Gibson - visited the Children's Ward with selection boxes for the patients receiving care over the festive period.


Staff from the CO-OP funeral care attended ward 25 to deliver toys from their 2017 toy appeal.

Coop Funeral Care

Nottingham Blood Bikes deliver gifts.

Members of the Nottingham Blood Bikes attended King's Mill Hospital delivering gifts for the children who are in hospital during the festive period.

Notts Blood Bikers

Bluebell Room opens in Emergency Department.

A room in the Emergency Department has been specially adapted to help support patients attending the unit who have dementia or other mental health problems.  The room will be known as The Bluebell Room. The room has been funded by a £7,500 donation from the Hospitals Charity.  Ashmere homes have also kindly donated a coffee table and two winged back chairs.  Patients living with dementia or mental health problems can be treated in a quieter, less busy environment. It has been appropriately decorated to help relieve stress which can improve communication and memory. Natalie Bradbury, Deputy Sister of the Emergency Department is pictured opening the unit with Sherwood Hospitals Chairman John MacDonald.  

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Christmas Fayre raises £656.10

Members of the Customer Services Team at Certsure LLP in Mansfield organised a Christmas Fayre. The money raised was donated to be shared between the Neo Natal Unit and Children's Ward at King's Mill Hospital. Pictured are Suzanne Sutton and colleagues from Certsure LPP.


Life to Life Mission Church

Members of the Life to Life Mission Church have been fundraising throughout the year raising a fantastic £220.60 for our children’s ward. Members of the Church Harriet Smith and Nicola Armstrong visited the ward with their donation.

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Mansfield Town players visit Ward 25

Players from Mansfield Town made their annual visit to the Children's Ward at King's Mill Hospital giving out presents to patients.

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£1,730 donation for Sherwood Birthing Unit

Sue Burnham is pictured with her daughters  presenting a cheque for £1,730 to Sam of the Sherwood Birthing Unit at King's Mill Hospital.  The money was raised at a Race Night held at The Postmill, South Normanton in memory of Sue's grandson who was sadly born sleeping.

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Pupils from Quarrydale School provide gifts for Christmas

Children from Year 7 at Quarrydale School have been filling shoe boxes with gifts to give to children on Ward 25 over the Christmas period.  They presented the boxes to staff and playleaders on the ward.

Quarrydale school

Learning Disability Support

Learning Disability Nurse Specialist Ruth Harrison is committed to creating a gold standard holistic approach to learning difficulties. December 4th was the launch of Learning Disability support and Mr and Mrs Walker attended in memory of their late son Christopher. Resource boxes have been purchased with funds donated by the family and will be utilised with volunteer support on the KMH wards.  Pictured from left to right back row – Joy Wilson, volunteer co-ordinator and Sarah Atkinson, Primary Care Liaison Nurse. Front Row – Tina Hymas-Taylor, Head of Safeguarding, Mr and Mrs Walker and Ruth Harrison, Learning Disability Nurse.

Mr and Mrs Walker

£21,000 donation for Gym equipment

A £8,000 donation from the Amazon Support Group with £13,000 profits from the Voluntary Services Daffodil Cafe and Ward Trolley enabled the refurbishment of Gym Equipment for Therapy Services at King's Mill Hospital.  Equipment purchased includes a treadmill, cross trainer, bikes, recline bike, rowing machines and a bench press.  The equipment will be invaluable for patients attending musculoskeletal sessions, cardiac rehabilitation and the spring into action group which is for patients who have had or are having treatment for cancer. 

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November 2017

Fantastic £1,035 raised for Breast Care Services

Nicky Blakey is a regular fund raiser for Breast Services. In October this year Nicky arranged a Royal Ascot Race Night to celebrate 30 years of teaching at Shape Fitness raising a fantastic £1,035.

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Christmas Shoe Boxes for Ward 25

Mrs Fell kindly donated shoes boxes filled with toys and gifts to ward 25 to be distributed across the festive period.

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Heart shaped pillows for Breast Care Unit

The Lapwings Women's Institute ( Linby & Papplewick) donated cushions to the Breast Unit at King's Mill Hospital.  The heart shaped cushions offer support to patients after Breast Surgery.  

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£483.50 raised by regular Fundraiser

John Vardy who is a regular Fundraiser for King's Mill Hospital, attended to present a cheque for £483.50.  The funds are to be used by paediatrics and children's diabetes.  Specialist nurses Helen Marsh and Sarah Hodgkinson accepted the donation.

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Tombola and Xmas Sale boosts Ward 12 Dementia Care Improvements

The King's Mill Volunteer Fundraisers held a tombola and Christmas Gift Sale and raised a fantastic £505. All funds raised are to support the dementia care improvements within ward 12 at KMH.  Pictured are Marlene Hinks,Harold Greasley and Jill Smallwood.

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£23,500 for Patient Observation Monitors

The Sherwood Forest Hospital's Charity purchased 18 Patient Observation Monitors for use on 6 wards at King's Mill Hospital.  The Monitors costing £23,500 were purchased using money from a legacy left to the Charity.              3 monitors were given to each of the 6 wards which are used to carry out vital sign measurements.  Clinical Leads, Ward Staff and members of the Trust Board attended a presentation of the monitors.

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Donation for Neo Natal Care

Collette Williams completed the Robin Hood Half Marathon on 24th September and raised a fantastic £805.00 for the Neo Natal Unit at King's Mill Hospital. Collette’s daughter Lyra was a patient on the ward following her early arrival in 2016.

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October 2017

 Ward 12 Dementia Care refurbishment benefits from £20,000 in donations.

The Daffodil Cafe Volunteers donated  £10,000 for the Dementia Care Refurbishment of Ward 12 at King's Mill Hospital and this was equalled by a donation from the Fundraising Volunteers.  Presentations were made to hospital Directors and Ward Staff.  

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Running to raise funds for the Paediatric Respiratory Department

Cerys & Caleb Marsh took part in the Robin Hood Mini Marathon raising £160 for the paediatric respiratory department where Cerys is a patient. 

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KIng's Mill Hospital Volunteers boost Dementia Care Ward Refurbishment

The King’s Mill Hospital volunteers held a Tombola to raise funds for the dementia care refurbishment within the trauma and orthopaedic ward. A fantastic £274.00 was raised.

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Donation of Falls Information Trolley by King's Mill Hospital Volunteers

The King’s Mill Hospital volunteers have supported the purchase of a portable information falls trolley. The trolley enables the falls team to take appropriate literature to the wards and clinical areas to advise staff and patients of the guidance available to them.

Falls lead – Joanne Lewis Hodgkinson is pictured with volunteers Margaret Tye and Rita Stevens.

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September 2017

Tombola boosts Millside Hospital Radio funds

Volunteers of Millside Radio held a Tombola at King's Mill Hospital to raise funds.  The Millside Hospital Radio began in 1989 and now is presented from it's own studios at King's Mill Hospital. 

Millside Radio

£360 raised for Respiratory Department

Ian Spencer presented a cheque for £360 to the Respiratory Department at King's Mill Hospital.  The money was raised from the sale of a CD of a song he wrote in memory of his late sister, Linda Lewis.  Linda had been cared for by the Respiratory Department as she had COPD. 

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Heart Cushions for the Breast Care Unit at King's Mill Hospital

Newly formed Sutton Belles Women’s Institute attended to present heart shaped cushions to the breast care unit at KMH. The cushions are used to ensure comfort to the patient following breast surgery. The group also donated £113.00 raised at the groups meetings.

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Children's Remembrance Book donated by Princess Evie's Trust

Rob and Amanda Jones, who founded the Princess Evie's Trust, presented a new Children's Book of Remembrance to the Faith Centre at King's Mill Hospital.  The Trust was set up in memory of their daughter who sadly passed away the day before her sixth birthday in 2014.  Amanda is pictured presenting the book to Rev Edith Dawson, chaplain at King's Mill Hospital.

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August 2017

Rheumatology care acknowledged through £658.22 donation.

Family and friends of the late Janet Broadhead raised money for the Rheumatology department at King's Mill Hospital.  Janet had spent several years having treatment in the department and her husband and family made the donation in recognition of the excellent level of care she received.  Husband Mel Broadhead and son Shaun Broadhead presented the cheque.

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Donation of £510.72 for Intensive Care Unit 

Mark and Juliet Elce presented a cheque for £510.72 to the ICU at King's Mill Hospital to thank them for the care given to their son, Gareth, who recently passed away.  The money was raised by donations in lieu of flowers at his funeral.Mark and Juliet are pictured with nurses from the Unit.  

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Hospital Volunteers raise money for refurbishment of Maternity and Sherwood Birthing Unit Waiting area.

£4,500 has been raised by the King's Mill Hospital Volunteers to provide a comfortable seating area and colourful wall mural for the Maternity Ward and Sherwood Birthing Waiting Area.  The area has been transformed into a pleasant comfortable place to sit for family and friends visiting the areas.  

maternity ward waiting area presentation

Left to right – back row Volunteers Harold Greasley and Diane Kerry, Chair John Mc Donald, Senior Midwife Jo Disney Spears and CEO Richard Mitchell 

Front row - Volunteers Margaret Chisnell and Nora Davidson, Staff Nurse Rebekah McKenna and  Chair  of the volunteers Jill Smallwood.

New Spinal Training Model for Anaesthetic Department

The King's Mill Hospital Fundraising Volunteers purchased a new Spinal Training Model worth £1,720 to the Anaesthetic Department.  The model will be used to train new staff across the department.  Chief Executive Richard Mitchell and Consultant Julie Rutter (L) accepted the donation from Jill Smallwood and Ros Jones.

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Presentation of Headlamp to Theatres at King's Mill Hospital.

The Volunteer Fundraisers at King's Mill Hospital presented the General Surgery Team with a rechargeable Headlamp, costing £1,965 for use in Theatres.  Mr Dube is pictured with volunteers Dorothy Bradford, Malcolm Scholey and Rita Stevens.

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75 mile hike to support Neo Natal Unit

Andrew Haynes-Ward completed a sponsored hike from Shirebrook to Skegness to raise funds for the NeoNatal Unit at King's Mill Hospital.  Along with friends Andy Mason, Chris Cooper and Stephen Jackson £1353.04 was raised.  The hike, completed in 23 hours, was to thank the unit for the care of Andrew's twin boys who were born 9 months ago.   

Andrew Haynes Ward




A coffee table and two winged back chairs were donated by Ashmere Care Home to the Emergency Department at

King’s Mill Hospital. The unit is furnishing a room to help provide a better environment for patients attending the department who have dementia or other mental health problems.