Our fantastic fundraisers are from all over the whole of the North East of Scotland, Shetland and Orkney.
We are aiming to raise money and awareness to help improve the facilities, equipment, comfort and care in the Neuro Ward at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. This ward is used by a wide range of people suffering from life changing neuro disorders, including brain and spinal tumours of all grades, Parkinsons, M.S, MND, other rare auto immune neuro diseases and head injuries, including the treatment of head trauma to children.
Several of our volunteer committee members have been directly affected by neuro disorders and injuries, making them very passionate about helping others.
Any serious illness naturally results in a lot of stress and sleepless nights. The staff at the hospital are fantastic but the fabric of the building and decor are in need of some tender love and care. The furniture is tired and there is no personal patient room. This leads to many people receiving serious news in public.
The money raised will furnish and equip a respite room for patients and relatives on the neurosciences ward providing a tranquil and peaceful space. In addition we will be helping to refurnish the patients day room, upgrade the bathrooms to wet room standards and building a new toilet attached to the close observation unit. We are also hoping in the very near future to set up a room for day patients who need infusions. These changes will be in place by January 2018.
We are already making a difference and have brightened up the ward with new photographs, provided dressing gowns, dyson fans, a facial educator and four neuro advanced stimulators and a bladder scanner for M.S Orkney residents returning home and the new addition of the dementia friendly digital clocks.
Friends of the Neuro Ward
Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
T. 01224 123456