'Nurses are Superheroes' event raises money for new TV's at Doncaster children's ward

Many people already see them as superheroes and a special fundraising event marking the importance of nurses was staged at a Doncaster hospital.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 30 May, 2019, 14:22
'Superheroes' day was a huge success.

The Children’s Ward at Doncaster Royal Infirmary (DRI) put on a ‘Nurses are Superheroes’ event.

The special occasion raised £2,000 for the Trust’s Charity as well as for new televisions, which will be used to entertain both patients and visitors.  

Not only does the day pay tribute to comic-book heroes but it also shines a light on their real-life equivalents in the military, police and health.

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Samantha Fawkes, Matron for the department, said: ‘’Everyone had a great time, with our nurses dressing up as their favourite costumed heroes.

"For the entire day our ward was transformed into a bright and colourful comic-book world.

"It really made a huge difference to all of the children who stopped by, lifting their spirits and brining a smile to their faces.’’

Lois Mellor, Head of Midwifery, said: “We are always proud of the efforts made by our nursing team. 

“It was really encouraging to see a whole day being dedicated to acknowledging their contributions whilst collecting money for long-term improvements to our care environment.’’