A donation from Mallinckrodt will support the vital work of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, helping fund specialist training for nursing staff in areas such as pathophysiology, pharmacology, advanced medicines management and life support. The £100,000 donation was announced in mid-May, and presented at St. Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey, outside London, United Kingdom.
Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the largest provider of acute hospital services in Surrey providing high-quality service to more than 380,000 people in the boroughs of Runnymede, Spelthorne, Woking and parts of Elmbridge, Hounslow, Surrey Heath and beyond.
“On behalf of the Trust, I would like to thank Mallinckrodt for their extremely generous donation and for their interest in Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals,” said Aileen McLeish, Chairman of Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. “We are always keen to forge positive links with the local business community and look forward to developing our relationship with Mallinckrodt further in the future.”
“This donation demonstrates our commitment to supporting local healthcare providers and the important work they do with the patient community, a community of which we are proud to be a part,” said Mallinckrodt President and CEO Mark Trudeau. Mallinckrodt recently opened its Global Corporate headquarters in nearby Staines-upon-Thames.
Community leaders were also on hand to mark the donation. Runnymede and Weybridge MP Philip Hammond commented: “This generous donation by Mallinckrodt will enable the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Ashford and St. Peter’s NHS Trust to continue with their invaluable work, offering life-saving care to ill or premature babies, and giving hope to hundreds of families. I know that I speak on behalf of the entire community in welcoming the company to the area.”
Spelthorne MP Kwasi Kwarteng, who opened Mallinckrodt’s Global Corporate headquarters in Staines-upon-Thames, added: “Mallinckrodt’s wonderful contribution to our local hospital shows their great commitment to our community. We all hope this is the beginning of a close relationship.”
Pictured above: Dr. Paul Crawshaw, Consultant Neonatologist; Meredith Fisher, Chief Public Affairs Officer, Mallinckrodt; Mark Trudeau, President and Chief Executive Officer, Mallinckrodt; Aileen McLeish, Trust Chairman, Mark Tyndall, Vice President of Government Affairs, Mallinckrodt; Louise McKenzie, Trust Director of Workforce Transformation; and Sara Robertson. Matron on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Image courtesy of the Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.