Help for 800 more children a year in vital audiology transformation

By Christine Southern

14th Jun 2022 | Local News

Munira Wilson, MP for Twickenham, opened a second paediatric audiology screening room at Teddington Memorial Hospital (TMH) yesterday (13 June) ensuring more local children with hearing problems will now get the care they need quickly.

Yesterday's ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the official opening of a new children's hearing screening room at Teddington Memorial Hospital, run by Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare (HRCH).

Audiologists from the hospital joined local MP Munira Wilson at the opening ceremony, along with HRCH chief executive Jo Farrar and TMH League of Friends Chairman Reverend Simon Douglas Lane.

Jo Farrar said: "This is a fantastic extension to the Richmond audiology service and means we can help about 800 more children a year get the support they need close to home. We are extremely grateful for the continuing support we receive from the League of Friends, who made this possible."

Staff are delighted with the new room, which has been refurbished to an extremely high standard, with funding of £67,000 from the League of Friends (LOF), a community organisation who aim to maintain, enhance and provide all essential equipment required at TMH.

The new room means audiologists can now run two clinics alongside each other for children under 3 years old and over 3 years old. Every patient who was seen on Monday was there for the very first time.

Reverend Simon Douglas Lane added: "Heartfelt thanks go to our many League of Friends supporters in the community who, by their efforts, have allowed us to fund this project. It is so important for the League to continue its fundraising efforts in the community, so we can continue to fund improvements to our beloved hospital."

LOF has funded several improvements at the hospital through community donations and fundraising, including the complete refurbishment of the reception area in the urgent treatment centre and new radiology equipment.

To get involved with the LOF and help to fund vital projects like the paediatric audiology screening room, click here to offer a donation.


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