Donations galore for ‘Phenomenal’ Critical Care Unit

We recently received a generous donation of 20 fans, Bluetooth speakers and a cheque for over £6,000 to be spent on medical equipment! This kind donation is for the Critical Care unit at University Hospital Coventry from family and friends of a patient that spent a significant time on the unit earlier this year.

After suddenly feeling unwell in December 2018, Anita was diagnosed with a subarachnoid haemorrhage and suffered a further bleed before it was decided she should be placed into an induced coma. Anita was in a coma for 14 days and during this time she underwent surgery to coil the aneurysm which was a success. The 3 weeks that followed were spent in the “phenomenal care” of the Critical Care unit at UHCW.

Anita’s daughter Laura said “During those 3 weeks, the staff in the critical care unit went above and beyond, not just looking after my mum but supporting and encouraging us as a family too, they wiped our tears, gave reassurance and made dark times a little brighter.”

As Anita began to show signs of improvement, her family and friends wanted to give something back to the critical care unit as a way of saying thank you!

On Thursday 28th February they held a ‘Team Anita’ event to raise funds for the critical care unit at UHCW at her workplace Barclays Bank, Westwood Park where her colleagues organised raffles, a tombola, silent auctions, cake sales and a tuck shop. The charity event into continued into the evening at the Chestnuts Club in Nuneaton where it was opened up to family and friends to join in.

Laura said “The support was amazing and blew everyone away. A massive £6,616 was raised for the critical care unit - the support from Barclays, local businesses, family and friends was overwhelming and we are grateful we can give this gift to the critical care unit as a thank you from Anita’s family and friends.”