For the past 20 years, we have worked hand in hand with our devoted colleagues in the NHS to develop and fund the support services, equipment and projects that will keep Glasgow at the forefront of paediatric healthcare, and that will ensure our children receive care that is second-to-none.
While technology and medicine have transformed and changed over the past two decades, one thing has remained constant through the years – the children cared
for in Scotland’s busiest children’s hospital continue to depend on our generous supporters.
And its thanks to those supporters that, 20 years later, we are still here for children and families when the lights go down at the end of another difficult day in hospital.
The reassurance of your hand in theirs
As our community has grown, we have offered a helping hand to ever more children and families in Glasgow and the West.
Today, 500 more children will reach for your hand as they take the next step on their arduous journey.
Some will reach for your hand as they nervously approach the hospital for the first time; some will feel your hand in theirs as they lie in the intensive care unit; some will reach for your hand with a skip and a smile as they make their way through the ward to the play room and their parents will reach for your hand too.
From the cosy blanket that comforts a wee one in the air ambulance, to the state-of-the-art endoscope that guides the surgeon’s hand, the impact of your gift is simply impossible to measure. Even the smallest act can make the world of difference in hospital; the shy giggle teased out by the play worker, or the listening ear of a bereavement counsellor.
The strength of our community lies in our shared experiences; in understanding what it’s like to have a wee one in hospital, and knowing that someone is there for you. In our hospital community, each person’s hand is as important as the next.
Many children and families cannot see the end of the road they must travel, but after 20 years, we’re still taking every step forward together - with your hand in theirs.