LHCH Charity, which supports the twice awarded outstanding Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital (LHCH), has launched its latest Christmas Campaign with the aim of raising funds to purchase state of the art monitoring equipment for patients undergoing open heart surgery.
“The Christmas I never thought I would see” features the story of 31-year-old, Laura who despite having a healthy lifestyle and once being a professional dancer, was diagnosed with a rare congenital heart defect. Her only option was a life saving operation undertaken by the specialist heart surgeons based at the hospital.
The video which was launched on 28th November sees Laura and her Mum talking about the life-changing diagnosis and their gratitude to the staff of LHCH whose dedication and skill has meant that this year they are planning a Christmas they will never forget.
Over 2,000 people undergo open heart surgery at LHCH every year. Because the hospital has such an outstanding reputation for specialist treatment many of those undergoing heart procedures are deemed “high-risk” due to their age or having other health issues and so need extra care when they are in Intensive Care following their procedure
The campaign aims to raise funds to purchase new state of the art monitoring equipment which will provide continuous reporting on each patient, ensuring that they have the most tailored individual care for their needs, helping them to recover faster and have less post-operative complications.
You can find out more about the life-changing and life-saving work of LHCH by visiting the campaign webpage at https://www.lhchcharity.org.uk/christmas2023
where you can see Laura’s story and make a donation to ensure that we can help many more people see Christmas’s with their families in the future.