Bedford Hospital Charity & Friends’ £1m fundraising appeal received a welcome boost this week, thanks to a £20,000 donation from Bedfordshire Freemasons.
The appeal is raising funds to enhance the A&E provision at Bedford Hospital by installing a new dedicated Paediatric A&E department.
A trip to A&E can be especially frightening for children, and this new facility will offer dedicated resources for younger patients, in a much more child-friendly environment.
Speaking about the £20,000 donation from Bedfordshire Freemasons and the central Freemasons Charity, the MCF, Deborah Inskip OBE DL, chairman of Bedford Hospital Charity & Friends, said: “We are delighted to accept this most generous donation to help us fund the improvements to the A&E department at Bedford Hospital.
“The new Paediatric A&E and the CT scanner will make a huge difference to how care can be provided in our emergency department. Such wonderful support for these important developments is greatly appreciated.”
Tony Henderson, the head of Bedfordshire Freemasons said: “There are few of us that haven’t had to take our children or grandchildren to A&E at some point, and we all aware of how scary that can be.
“We are very pleased to have been able to contribute to making this wonderful new facility a reality.”