Last Friday, Tracey visited the Medway Maritime Hospital to donate toys to the Children’s Ward and visit the new Birth Place.
During a recent constituency visit to William Hill, Tracey won £175 to be donated towards a charity or cause of her choice. Tracey chose to use the generous prize to provide toys for the Children at the Penguin and Dolphin Ward at Medway Hospital. The toys were donated to the Sensory Room within the Children’s Ward and are all specially designed for children with sensory impairments.
Tracey was joined by representatives from William Hill in presenting the toys to the Sensory Room and the staff at the Children’s ward, including Anne McKinnon (play specialist at the Children’s ward) who helped choose the toys.
In light of their recent one year anniversary in November, Tracey also invited to visit the new Birth Place at the Hospital. Tracey was given a full tour by Sister Lisa Price (Senior Sister of the Birth Place), while learning about all the new facilities and options for ladies with low risk pregnancies giving birth at the Birth Place.
During the Birth Place’s first year, the new facility has welcomed nearly 880 new babies into the world, as part of the midwifery units 5,000 births. It is approximated that the unit delivers a new born baby every 90 minutes.
In visiting the Hospital, Tracey said: “It was a pleasure to donate my winnings to the Children’s Ward. I am in no doubt that the toys will be enjoyed by the children unfortunate enough to be in Hospital and I would like to thank William Hill for their generous prize. I was also delighted to see and learn about the new Birth Place at the Hospital. The facilities and options available for future parents are fantastic and the hospital have done an excellent job in ensuring giving birth at the new birth place is as safe, comfortable and relaxing as possible”.