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Ninewells Hospital staff delighted as generous Dundee folk come forward to replace missing iPad

Nursing staff from the children’s unit at Ninewells Hospital have been left overwhelmed after generous locals replaced an iPad.

Employees issued an appeal after an iPad from Ward 29 – the children’s high dependency unit – went missing.

A fundraising page was also set up to try to raise £300 towards the cost of buying a new one.

Within no time, locals and a nearby business arrived to deliver not one but three iPads to lighten the stay for youngsters in the ward.

And in just 24 hours, the JustGiving page had also raised £300.

Menzieshill resident Arthur Hayburn dropped in to the ward to hand over a spare iPad.

Arthur Hayburn with senior charge nurse Catherine Borland

He said he had recently bought a new device and wanted to pass on his old tablet to make it “a bit easier” for the children during their hospital stay.

Gill Milne and Blair Giacchetto from West Pitkerro Industrial Estate-based ECF Welding and Fabrication also handed over a new iPad.

Patients Lois McCarroll, Lennox Mangan and Ann-Margaret Whyte said they were delighted to accept the iPad on behalf of the ward.

And to the staff’s delight, yet another iPad was later handed in by a local student.

Kirstie Lawson, a child nursing student at Dundee University, said she had first-hand experience of how important the devices can be.

Kirstie Lawson, child nursing student at University of Dundee, with staff nurse Russel Ziton

Ward 29 senior charge nurse Catherine Borland said staff had been taken aback by the response.

“These iPads will be very much appreciated by the children in our wards,” she added.

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