On the Road to Nepal…and Emsworth!

The old hospital beds from Nuffield Health Chichester Hospital have begun their journeys to their new homes, some longer than others.

When the hospital decided to upgrade the last of their manually operated beds, they put a call out to say the old beds were free to a good home. The hospital was surprised when the first beds were snapped up by a new ENT hospital in Nepal. A charity called Medical Aid International collected the beds on Friday afternoon to begin their long journey to Nepal.

The remainder of the beds were taken by CHAOS in Emsworth, a center for Children with disabilities. Kerry Whapshott from CHAOS said ‘This kind gesture will help us move a step closer to offering overnight stays to young people, which will help them move toward a shared living experience. It will also provide families with a break from their caring role’.

Business Development Manager Emily Seex from the Nuffield Health Hospital said “We are delighted the equipment will continue to benefit people, both here and abroad. We have contact all 31 hospitals across the group with details of the charity so we can continue to support them in the future”

To find out more about projects run by Medical Aid International visit http://www.medaid.co.uk/