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HomeHealthMajor fundraising campaign launched to improve Northwick Park Hospital building

Major fundraising campaign launched to improve Northwick Park Hospital building

Northwick Park Hospital’s maternity unit is set to undergo significant improvements thanks to a remarkable fundraising campaign initiated on the NHS’s 75th birthday.

The campaign received a remarkable boost with a generous donation of £500,000 from renowned business magnate and philanthropist, Lord Swraj Paul.

Lord Paul, a close confidant of local MP Barry Gardiner, was introduced to the hospital by the esteemed politician, who deemed it a cause worthy of support.

Acknowledging the remarkable advancements in the maternity service in recent years, Mr. Gardiner said, “The maternity service has improved so much in recent years and women need a building that reflects the amazing quality of care they will find inside.”

The substantial donation will be utilised to enhance the building’s façade and make notable improvements to the main entrance.

With the maternity unit catering to one of the UK’s most diverse communities and delivering over 4,000 babies annually, it stands as a beacon of excellence.

Additionally, it proudly holds the distinction of being among the first units in the country to offer round-the-clock translation services for pregnant women whose first language is not English.

Lord Paul, deeply moved by the cause, stated, “The maternity unit donation is made in honour of my dear late wife, Lady Aruna, who gave me my four darling children. There are few things as important as helping bring a new life into the world.

“That is why I wanted to support the midwives and staff who do such wonderful work here at Northwick Park Hospital.”

Expressing gratitude for Lord Paul’s remarkable contribution, Pippa Nightingale, Chief Executive of LNWH, commented, “We are grateful to Lord Paul for his generous donation. I started my career as a midwife, so I know how important it is to make women feel safe and comfortable in a maternity service.

“It is a place where they are putting their trust in the NHS to safely care for them during pregnancy and birth.”

The upgraded facility will not only offer a more visually appealing exterior but also enhance the overall experience for expectant mothers, ensuring they receive exceptional care within a comforting environment.