Publish date: 14 April 2023

Children at Tameside Hospital over the Easter weekend received egg-stra an special treat thanks to the generosity of partner companies. 

Staff from the Ashton-under-Lyne depot at Stagecoach handed out eggs to those in the paediatric department who were not well enough to spend Easter at home. 

Construction company IHP and their subcontractors also left a haul of eggs for those needing treatment over the bank holiday weekend. 

IHP are leading on the construction of the Trust’s new Emergency Department, due to be completed in 2024.  

Thanks to their close working relationship with the Urgent Care Team, they reached out to lift the spirits of patients in the Children’s Emergency Department. 

Kerry Taylor, Head of Nursing for Children and Young People at Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS FT, said: “National holidays are always a difficult time for children when they have to spend it in hospital, but the generosity of these donations undoubtedly makes a difference. 

“It was great to see so many smiles on faces to make the children’s stays with us a little brighter, and my thanks go to all involved in making this happen.” 

Rebecca Rathore, Operations Director at Stagecoach Manchester, said: "We are delighted to donate these Easter eggs to the Tameside Hospital Children's Ward.   

“Stagecoach is committed to making a positive impact in the communities where we operate and our team at Ashton Depot understands how important it is to spread some joy and positivity, especially to those who may be going through a tough time.  

“We hope these little treats will bring a smile to the faces of the young patients and their families.”