Local housebuilder Barratt Homes is helping to support those in critical care, thanks to a donation of £4000 to the Three Wishes Project at The Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital. The housebuilder, who is building at nearby development Spitfire Green in Ramsgate, will be donating £1000 every three months over the course of a year.
The Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital is part of East Kent Hospitals Trust, which was the first trust to launch the Three Wishes Project in the UK, allowing staff to work closely with families and patients on the critical care unit, who are nearing the end of their life. The project helps to grant ‘wishes’ to celebrate and honour the lives of its patients, and the donation from Barratt Homes Kent will help to cover the costs of specialised requests including framed hand and finger prints, brand new fairy lights for the ward and comfort teddies for children.
Natalie Perry, Sales and Marketing Director for Barratt Homes Kent, commented: “The Three Wishes Project is a fundamental part of the critical care unit at The Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital, and it is important we do what we can to provide ongoing support our local hospital and seriously ill people at this time. We know that staff at The Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital work tirelessly to support their patients and we want to support them in the incredible work they do every day. We look forward to seeing the fantastic wishes the project can grant though out the course of the year to make a real difference to people’s lives at this difficult time.”
Dee Neligan, Senior Charity Officer at East Kent Hospitals Charity, added: “The critical care unit at The Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Hospital is one of the most vital parts of the Trust, and we are proud that Barratt Homes Kent has chosen to support us through the Three Wishes Project. The project is very close to our hearts here in Kent, as we are the first Trust to support it, and we rely heavily on the kindness of the community to be able to grant those all-important wishes for our patients. The first donation has already made the world of difference to our patients and families so we are hoping to continue this amazing work.”