Housebuilder gives baby unit a £1k donation

Pinderfields' Pauline O'Rourke, Dr Daniel Gibson, Kevin Appleyard, Rebecca Walker with Allison Rhodes from Taylor Wimpey.
Pinderfields' Pauline O'Rourke, Dr Daniel Gibson, Kevin Appleyard, Rebecca Walker with Allison Rhodes from Taylor Wimpey.

A hospital ward which helps premature or very ill babies has received a £1,000 boost from housebuilder Taylor Wimpey Yorkshire.

Pinderfields Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive and High Dependency Care Unit unit in Wakefield was awarded the money after getting the most votes as part of the company’s Built for the Community campaign.

The money will help support the ward’s patients and their families. Louise Smith, senior sister on the unit, said: “We are over the moon to receive such a generous donation from the homebuilder.

“The support we have received will make a significant difference to the work that we do, so I would like to take this opportunity to thank the company on behalf of The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.”

Within this ward, Pinderfields Hospital provides specialist care, where expert staff look after premature or very ill new-born babies from across north Kirklees and the Wakefield district.

James Poynor, managing director at Taylor Wimpey Yorkshire, said: “The specialist ward at Pinderfields Hospital provides an invaluable service to the Wakefield community and we are only too pleased to be able to help where we can.

“We are committed to not only building high-quality new homes, but also making sure that our developments are sustainable and make a real difference to the people who live in the area.

“It’s great that this campaign has helped shine a spotlight on the positive work done by organisations and groups in the area.

“We can’t think of a worthier cause.”