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Morgan Sindall staff boost children's hospice with generous donations

Kind-hearted staff from Morgan Sindall have made two much-needed donations of medical equipment to help children suffering with life-threatening conditions at a hospice it is refurbishing in Quidenham, near Norwich.

The firm, which has local offices in Thorpe Road, Norwich, has purchased two “syringe drivers”, used to administer medicine, for the charity East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH). Designed to provide a constant dose of a particular medicine, the syringe driver can be set up to function continuously over a set time period without administration from a nurse.

Morgan Sindall staff bought the syringe drivers, which cost around £1,000 each, with their personal cash rewards they received in recognition of their efforts in delivering the highest standards of work at Suffolk New College in Ipswich and a series of special works projects in Norwich.

“The work of caring staff at EACH is invaluable. The site teams wanted to do something to thank them for playing such an important part in our community and help them continue their marvellous work,” says Gavin Napper, Morgan Sindall area director for East Anglia.

“The syringes can be left to administer medicine for hours at a time, freeing up the valuable time of medical staff caring for very sick children. The hospice relies on donations from local people and we are thrilled our staff have been able to assist in this way.”

The staff who donated the equipment are currently carrying out a £400,000 scheme at EACH in Quidenham, which involves extending the hospice facilities by transforming a derelict building into en-suite bedrooms and creating three offices and three workshops.

The company successfully delivered a £46 million project at Suffolk New College in September last year, which now accommodates a performance area, hair and beauty studio including a spa, engineering and construction workshops, IT suites, general teaching and training rooms and a food court.