LocknCharge donates teddy bears to local hospital

December 9, 2019

Date: 9 December 2019

Press Release from The Princess Alexandra Hospital

Company kindly donates teddy bears to bring a smile to children’s faces at local hospital this Christmas

A company has kindly donated more than 100 teddy bears to bring a smile to children’s faces at The Princess Alexandra Hospital this Christmas.

LocknCharge, a global mobile technology company which has offices in Harlow, gave the unused teddies from a recent promotion a new home when they visited the hospital on Thursday, 5 December.

Rod Blair, vice president and general manager of the company, (pictured, left) met with the Phoenix Ward team (pictured). He also met eight-year-old patient Freddie Whittick (pictured) and his family, from Ware, Hertfordshire.

The teddies will be given out to young patients over the festive period.

Fiona Lodge, head of children’s services and nursing, said: “We are so grateful to LocknCharge for donating a selection of teddies as presents for our patients.

“The teddies have already brought a smile to our young patients’ faces.”

Rod Blair, vice president and general manager of LocknCharge, added: “LocknCharge are delighted to support the amazing work carried out at the Princess Alexandra Hospital. We hope that these teddy bears can bring some smiles at this festive time.”

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Notes to editors:

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust was established in April 1995 and provides services at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, the Herts and Essex Hospital in Bishop’s Stortford, and St Margaret’s Hospital in Epping. We have an annual income of around £236,700 million. We have 414 general and acute beds at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and provide a full range of general acute services, including a 24/7 emergency department, an intensive care unit, a maternity unit and a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). We also provide outpatient and diagnostic services from the Herts and Essex Hospital, Bishop’s Stortford, and St Margaret’s Hospital in Epping.

We employ around 3,500 staff and serve a local population of about 350,000 people living in West Essex and East Hertfordshire, centred on the M11 corridor and the towns of Harlow, Bishop’s Stortford and Epping. Our extended catchment area incorporates a population of up to 500,000 and includes the areas of Hoddesdon, Cheshunt and Broxbourne in Hertfordshire.

In October 2019, the Government announced that we are to receive funding to rebuild a new hospital in Harlow for our patients, community and people. The details around the funding and the timeframe are currently being finalised and we are completing our full business case for the new hospital.

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