EVER since Natasha Kearns’ daughter was admitted to the children’s intensive care unit at St George’s hospital in Tooting, she’s wanted to give something back to the fantastic staff there.

And last week, she did just that. Natasha, husband Stuart and baby daughter Sorcha, returned to St George’s to present a cheque for just over £13,700.00. The money has been used to buy a brand new ultrasound machine for the children’s intensive care unit and the Kearns family, from Blackheath, were able to present it to the unit.

Natasha’s daughter, Sorcha, was only 4 weeks old when she was rushed to St George’s. She was only there for a couple of days, because the team of experienced doctors and nurses on the unit quickly diagnosed a heart condition, and Sorcha was transferred to the Brompton where she received life saving surgery. Natasha raised an incredible £23,000 by confronting her fears and spending a day amongst snakes, rats and spiders. The money has been split between the two hospitals that treated baby Sorcha.

Natasha said “We have made two hospitals very happy. The Brompton Hospital now has a specialist ventilator and St George’s a much needed ultrasound, both for use in their Paediatric Intensive Care Units. These will save lives and make the treatment of very sick children much more comfortable and less intrusive.”

Notes to editors

  1. For more information, please call Liz Woods, Charitable Communications Manager at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, on 020 8725 4522 or e-mail liz.woods@stgeorges.nhs.uk