North Ayrshire Hospital staff recently received a generous four-digit sum for all the hard work done throughout the pandemic.
The North Ayrshire-based Dodds family visited the staff of the University Hospital Crosshouse Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and donated more than £ 3,000 to support the efforts of all staff.
Charmaine Dodds’ husband, 32-year-old Lee Dodds, died in April 2021 due to COVID-19 after spending a short time at the University Hospital Crosshouse ICU.
After their broken heart, Lee’s family decided that the intensive care unit staff would raise money to thank him for his care. Lee’s cousin partner Craig Chapman ran his first marathon.
Kalmine said: “A few months ago, we donated about £ 2,000 to memory boxes and resources to help children who lost their families.
“This time, my family and I wanted to thank the ICU staff for taking care of my husband.
“Loss of Lee is devastating. This donation is to thank all the staff at ICU.
“Staff working in the unit are worth their weight in gold, taking the time to listen to us in our darkest moments.
“The compassion they showed us will never be forgotten.”
Dr. John Alan, Clinical Director of Intensive Care Medicine at Ayrshire and Alan, said:
“Thanks to them for their very generous donations to the University Hospital Crosshouse Intensive Care Unit.
“My colleagues expressed great gratitude to their families for their thoughtfulness and willingness to raise money during these most difficult times.
“It was a humble experience for all of us.
“All funds will be used to support our wonderful staff in the work they do in providing critical care services in Ayrshire. Thank you.”
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, 435 lives have been lost in North Ayrshire alone.