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Ria Melvin raises over £10,000 for Neurosurgery ward at Derriford Hospital

Generous 23 year-old Ria Melvin from Essex has raised over £10,000 for Moorgate Ward at Derriford Hospital.

Just before Christmas, on 23 December 2018, Ria suffered a stroke whilst she was on holiday in Devon with her family. After several scans at Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, it was discovered that the stroke was caused by an underlying tumour. When the tumour was discovered, Ria was transferred to Derriford Hospital’s specialist Neurosurgery Centre, currently based on Moorgate Ward, and underwent surgery to remove the tumour.

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Named after the anaesthetist: baby Emily meets her namesake

It’s not often we get to tell a story like this. Baby Emily is named after the kind-hearted anaesthetist who kept her promise and held her mum’s hand during a traumatic birth. Mum Charlotte wanted to introduce baby Emily to her namesake, and to say a big thank you for her care. A reunion was on the cards, so we squeezed it in, just in time for Christmas …

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