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Capsticks donation helps buy ambulance



Capticks donation helps buy ambulance
Left to right, Francis Lyons (Partner), John Tippett-Cooper (Associate and Head of CSR) , Chimi Shakohoxha (Partner) and Deirdre Tydd

A generous donation of £20,000 by Capsticks means that the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability (RHN) has been able to buy a brand new ambulance. The new ambulance will take patients and residents on visits and trips.

On their visit to the RHN Chief Executive Paul Allen told Capsticks visitors about recent changes and improvements to the hospital, such as the refurbishment of Evitt and Cathcart wards and the introduction of electronic patient observations and prescribing. He also told them about the refurbishment of Haberdashers’ House as a unit for young people, and the completion of Drapers ward and the Therapy Hub.  This was followed by a demonstration of our computer room where they got the chance to use eye gaze technology for themselves.  Eye gaze is a communication system where eye movements operate tablets, and allow people, who otherwise could not, to communicate. They also met long-term resident, and fundraiser, Deirdre Tydd.

As well as the recent donation to support the RHN’s new ambulance, over recent years, Capsticks has sent significant donations to the RHN to fund equipment in the RHN’s computer rooms. John Tippett-Cooper, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Capsticks said: “The RHN’s work is so vital and impressive. Our firm is proud of its relationship with the RHN over the last decade, including supporting the computer room facilities and the new, fantastic ambulance. It was fascinating to see the cutting-edge technology available in the computer room. We are so happy to see the new ambulance ready to go.”

Jane Beaven, Director of Fundraising and Communication at the RHN , said “We are enormously grateful to Capsticks, and all of the generous supporters, who helped to buy our new hospital ambulance. Patients at the RHN rely on these specially adapted vehicles to get off site and engage with the wider community.  Without them, the leisure trips and family visits that so many of our patients and residents love, would not be possible.  Thank you so much to everyone who supported this important initiative.”