Shalni in a Non-Executive Director at Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust and a Trustee at Alder Hey Children’s Charity. The Savannah Wisdom Foundation works with Alder Hey charity as part of its commitment to social change. A recent donation helped the charity to reach a £3m target for their 7in10 Children’s Mental Health Appeal, ensuring that Alder Hey’s new children’s mental health unit can provide a child-friendly space with enhanced provision of mental health services for children, increased available inpatient bed capacity and an ability for more children and young people to be seen and treated quickly by experienced, specialist clinicians. As part of wider plans to create a unique dedicated children’s and young people’s healthcare campus, the new development sits alongside other cross dependent community health services and is located right next door to Alder Hey’s state-of-the art specialist hospital, surrounded by an award-winning Chelsea Flower Show Garden.
Patients and their families are able to receive rapid and early access to co-ordinated multi-disciplinary care, benefitting from the most up to date assessment and diagnosis facilities. The development also enables Alder Hey’s community services to link more closely with its specialist hospital services, enhancing care for children with long-term conditions including neurology, cardiology, and infectious diseases.