£1,000 donation for QEHB Liver Department!

The team from Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham’s Liver Department who cared for Nicola during her hospital stay.

University Hospitals Birmingham Charity supports patients and staff across the four largest hospitals in Birmingham, including the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham’s Liver Department. They received a donation from Kuehne + Nagel, after their employee Nicola Whiting nominated UHB Charity to receive her company's support.

The department treated Nicola Whiting when she expectantly fell ill. Nicola said, “I woke up one day and my eyes had suddenly turned yellow, alarmed I went to my doctor, had a blood test and was told I was very very unwell. I was sent to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham for urgent treatment and was fortunate enough to receive excellent care by all the team. I am now home recovering but I wanted to nominate the charity to receive this donation as my way of thanking the hospital for saving my life. From the nurses and doctors to the porters and kitchen staff, every single one went over and above for me. Even after being discharged the care has continued and I know I am in very safe hands. This donation is just a small gesture to try and repay every single one of them for giving me my life back.”

When informed of the donation, the team who treated Nicola were very touched to have been thought of. The ward manager told UHB Charity, “It has really warmed our hearts and reminded us to feel really proud of the care we provide. It was our pleasure to care for Nicola and this donation will help us be able to provide the best possible treatment to others in the future.”

University Hospitals Birmingham Charity would like to sincerely thank Nicola and the team at Kuehne + Nagel for their incredibly generous donation. Without donors like you the charity would not be able to continue to support patients going through lifesaving treatment. The money will be used to benefit future patients like Nicola, purchasing patients comforts to help what can be a very difficult time in hospital, as comfortable a possible.”