New consultation rooms created thanks to gift in memory of Anthony Booth

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Two new consultation rooms have been created at the Centre for Clinical Haematology, thanks to a special donation in memory of a young patient who was treated there.

Anthony Booth, from Stapleford, Nottingham, was treated for aplastic anaemia – a rare disorder affecting the bone marrow and blood cells – but sadly passed away in December 2007.

His family set up the Anthony Booth Trust in his memory, to raise money to support the physical and mental health of others suffering from aplastic anaemia.

The Trust’s most recent donation of £80,000 to Nottingham Hospitals Charity has allowed the creation of two new consultation rooms to be used during haematology outpatient clinics.

Haematology consultation room

One of the new Haematology consultation rooms

The extra consultation rooms will allow more consultants to be available for haematology outpatient clinics, allowing more patients to be seen in a timely way. This will reduce waiting times and improve patients’ experience during their time in hospital.

Anthony’s parents, Tammy and Richard, attended the Centre for Clinical Haematology at City Hospital last week (Friday 10th December) to unveil a special plaque in memory of Anthony.

Richard and Tammy said: “After having such a devastating loss of losing our son Anthony to aplastic anaemia, we needed something to focus on that was positive and would help others. We launched the Anthony Booth Trust in 2008 and have worked tirelessly to support aplastic anaemia sufferers, research into bone marrow transplants and finally to make a donation to Nottingham City Hospital for their Haematology project.

“Having the rooms built at the hospital means the world to us, the City Hospital and Fletcher ward looked after Anthony for the three months he was ill, so we have dedicated 14 years of fundraising to support the ward and the hospital.

“Anthony’s name will live on forever in the City Hospital and the legacy he leaves will be a gift to many families."

Anthony Booth plaque

Tammy and Richard with representatives from Haematology and Nottingham Hospitals Charity

Nigel Gregory, Deputy Chief Executive of Nottingham Hospitals Charity, said: “We are so grateful to the family and friends of Anthony Booth for this tremendous donation in his memory. These new rooms will make a very real and tangible difference to patients, as well as staff, at the Centre for Clinical Haematology. This would simply not have been possible without the generous support of the Anthony Booth Trust.”
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