Patients in the children’s ward at Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital are now enjoying two brand new video games consoles thanks to a generous donation.
Daniel Lee is the owner and director of monster-shop.co.uk, a website selling video games and consoles. Daniel’s daughter, Kadence, was a patient at Basingstoke hospital and after experiencing first-hand the amazing care his daughter received, he decided to contribute in making the children’s stay a bit more enjoyable by donating an Xbox One and a Playstation 4, along with some games to go with them.
Daniel said: “We are very pleased with the support we were given and this is just my way of saying thank you.
“When I visited the ward, I realised the consoles they owned were a bit outdated so I thought the children would be happy to have new games to play with.
“I hope the donation makes the children’s stay a bit more fun and allow them take their mind off the fact that they are in hospital for a while.”
Jo Lafford, senior health play specialist at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Andover War Memorial Hospital, Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital, and Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester, said: “We are very grateful to Daniel for these brand new consoles. They are going to make the children’s stay in hospital much more enjoyable.”