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Amazon manager buys entire wishlist for QMC’s youngest patients

A general manager from Amazon has helped to put a smile back on some younger patients at Queens Medical Centre by arranging for Amazon to purchase their wishlist for the Children’s Ward.

An Amazon wishlist was created by patients and families on the E39 ward to help identify what the children would like in order to improve their experience whilst in the hospital.

These items were then added to a wishlist, which was visible for the public to purchase from and donate to the ward.

However, the ward was surprised when the list of items was bought in one go by Laura Levvit, General Manager Assistant at Amazon, who offered to pay for all of the items on behalf of the company.

Laura said:

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“I first heard about the wish list from an associate of ours.

“I thought if I could make the children smile with a gift they wanted, it was all worth it with what they are going through.

“I love that Amazon have this program to help charities and we have the freedom to help what is close to our core values.

“It gives me so much joy to make people happy even if it is just for a short while.”

Joanne Smallman, Ward Sister from the Children’s Hospital said: “I was amazed. The team said it was really kind, caring and thoughtful of Amazon.”

These purchases will be used to improve patient experience and will be used during play to distract a child from anxiety or pain, for example, after surgery.

Joanne added: “I just want to say a massive thank you to Amazon from the bottom of our hearts for their generosity and for supporting the ward.”

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