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Faslane naval families are understood to be planning to gift large sacks of Christmas presents to the Schiehallion Ward at Glasgow’s Royal Hospital for Children, part of the new Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

It is understood that for the second year in a row, nurses on Schiehallion Ward at Glasgow’s Royal Hospital for Children (part of the new Queen Elizabeth University Hospital) are to recieve a special Christmas delivery in the form of several large sacks of presents from naval families.

Joshua Wright, who is stationed at Faslane told us via e-mail:

“We want to do it again, there’s nothing stopping us so we’re aiming to get it sorted as soon as we can.”

It is understood that rather than send each other cards this festive season, families from the Faslane base again decided to use the money to give ill children a little unexpected cheer.

This happened last year too, from Navy News:

“So off to the toy stores they went on behalf of the hospital. Children undergoing treatment there over Christmas will get to chose a toy from the ‘fairy box’ – a small reward after going through upsetting procedures.

“This really does help to put smiles back on to faces and makes their long and hard treatment more bearable,” said submariner WO2 David Wynne, whose daughter Madeline has the genetic condition neurofibromatosis type 1 and is undergoing 18 months of chemotherapy to deal with a spinal cord tumour.”

The Queen Elizabeth University Hospital is a 1,677 bed acute hospital located in Govan in the south-west of Glasgow. The hospital comprises a newly built 1,109 bed adult hospital, a 256 bed children’s hospital and two major A&E departments, one for adults and one for children in addition to buildings retained from the former hospital. It is the largest hospital in Europe.

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