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‘Spooktacular’ ball to “improve patient experience” for Harrogate Emergency Department


A ‘spooktacular’ ball to raise funds to improve the patient experience in Harrogate District Hospital’s Emergency Department takes place next month – and tickets are available.

The ‘All Hallow’s Eve Ball’ takes place on Friday 19 October at the Majestic Hotel, Harrogate, from 7pm-1am, and tickets cost £45. The black-tie ball includes a three-course meal, live music, a DJ, a drinks reception, professional photographer and raffle prizes and auction. Those who purchase tickets can specify whether they would like to sit with a particular group – tables of up to 10 are available.

The money raised from the ball will help to improve the patient experience in the Emergency Department at Harrogate District Hospital. The Emergency Department Fundraising Committee, who has organised the ball, is raising valuable funds to improve the equipment used for paediatric resuscitation and adult high dependency monitoring, and the team is being supported by Harrogate Hospital and Community Charity.

Julia Silson, Emergency Department Sister and Chair of the Emergency Department Fundraising Committee, said: “We are delighted to invite people to come along to our ‘All Hallow’s Eve Ball’ on Friday 19 October. The ‘spooktacular’ evening includes a three-course meal, live music, a drinks reception, raffle prizes and loads more.

“The money raised from the ‘All Hallow’s Eve Ball’ will help improve the patient experience in the Emergency Department at Harrogate District Hospital in a number of ways, including enabling us to purchase improved equipment used for paediatric resuscitation and adult high dependency monitoring.

“Thank you to all those who are supporting our fundraising efforts, including all of the sponsors. We are looking forward to a fabulous evening of spooky fun to raise valuable funds for our department.”

The Emergency Department (ED) at Harrogate District Hospital provides 24 hour, 365 day care to all age groups of patients with any urgent illness or injury. The Department has a wide range of staff, all forming a multi-disciplinary team. This includes consultants in emergency medicine, experienced emergency nurses, practitioners, support, clerical, portering, domestic and secretarial staff and volunteers.

To buy tickets for the spooky-themed ball or for more information, including sponsors of the Ball, visit www.hdftedball.wixsite.com/2018. To make a donation to the Committee’s fundraising efforts, visit www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/hdft-ed-ball.

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