Leicester Hospitals Charity Launch £7.5m Children’s Hospital Appeal
Leicester Hospitals Charity have launched their biggest ever charity appeal to help transform how children’s hospital services are provided for patients and their families across Leicestershire and the East Midlands.
The £7.5m Leicester Children’s Hospital Appeal was officially unveiled to the public at Leicester City Football Club’s King Power Stadium to support Leicester’s Hospitals’ ambitious long-term plans to create a single-site, dedicated Children’s Hospital at the Leicester Royal Infirmary.
Leicester’s Hospitals’ Chief Executive John Adler formally announced the launch of the appeal to over 80 invited guests from across Leicestershire and the East Midlands. Attendees were among the first to see exciting plans for the new Leicester Children’s Hospital, including renders of new space-themed ward designs and charity-funded new equipment to help provide more comfort and convenience for patients and their families.
Leicester Hospitals Charity’s Director, Lisa Davies, said: “We’re thrilled to finally be able to share the Leicester Children’s Hospital Appeal with the people of the East Midlands,”
She continued: “This is a huge moment for our region as this launch marks the big first step to securing a dedicated single-site children’s hospital for Leicester and the East Midlands. We all strongly believe that our children are relying on us to provide them with the best possible hospital services and we need to do them proud.”
With a fundraising target of £7.5m, the Leicester Children’s Hospital Appeal will initially support the relocation of Leicester’s Hospitals’ world-renowned children’s heart services from Glenfield Hospital to the Kensington Building at the Leicester Royal Infirmary. This forms parts of a longer-term plan to combine all children’s services into the expanding Kensington Building and finally provide Leicestershire and the East Midlands with its very own dedicated, stand-alone children’s hospital.