Charity Ball at the Imperial Hotel, Torquay in aid of Ward 32

Ward 32

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There will be a charity ball at the Imperial Hotel, Torquay on 3rd May in aid of Bristol Children’s Hospital Cardiology Ward. We speak to the organiser to find out more.

“My son Oscar was born with a rare heart problem called TAPVD as well as a hole in the heart. He required open heart surgery the day he was born in Bristol. We had amazing care while in intensive care and also on ward 32 where I had to leave him as I got gastrointestinal disease. The nurses took special care of him. I am doing the charity ball to raise awareness to others for children who have cardiac problems and also to help support ward 32 who have been having a lot of negative press recently. They saved my sons life and have saved several others also. There are more positives about the ward than there are negatives. I’m hoping this will be the first event of many. Although we be different to this. Ball this time something different next time!!”

Tickets are £30 and includes;
– Premium Quality Buffet
– Live Music
– Disco Through The Evening
– Casino Tables
– Raffle Draw

You can call 07711 111247 for tickets or see the event page on facebook here

The event is still looking for sponsors for the event and are hoping local bakery’s can help out as they require a number of cupcakes. If any businesses are able to help out with this or offer donations for the raffle, please get in touch.

A little more on Ward 32 –
Ward 32 at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children hit headlines in 2012 after a number of children on the ward died. The inquests into their deaths were well documented in the media.
The staffing  level of ward 32 at the hospital, the children’s cardiac ward, was recognised as an issue. The Care Quality Commission found there were insufficient well-qualified nurses for the number of patients being treated and issued a warning notice requiring University Hospitals Bristol NHS foundation trust to take immediate action.
Changes were made and the commission later declared it was satisfied with the new provisions.

 

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