Giving the Gift of Teaching

Robert is a retired mathematics teacher from Bury St Edmunds. He taught to sixth form level for 30 years and helped his students gain skills to succeed in life. His students have gone on to a variety of successful careers, ranging from university professors and lecturers to a project manager of major construction works in London who worked on Crossrail’s flagship station at Canary Wharf. The maths education they received from him has benefitted them long after they left the classroom.

Recently Robert was treated at Papworth Hospital and was very appreciative of the care he received. He wanted to thank Papworth and his consultant, Mr Choo Ng, for taking such good care of him and decided to make a donation to support the hospital’s teaching activities. Thanks to Robert’s generosity the hospital was able to purchase a camera that allows surgeons to record the surgical field in high definition while operating on a patient. The recording of the surgery can then be viewed at a later stage and will serve as a teaching and assessment tool for trainee surgeons.

Mr Ng said:

The equipment is now being used in theatres to record different and complex operating techniques to use as a teaching tool for registrars and medical students.

It is befitting that as a retired teacher, Robert’s gift has enabled the hospital to offer the best teaching to our current and future medical students which in turn will be beneficial to our patients. Indirectly Robert’s teaching continues on.

Thanks to the support of Robert and other grateful patients, Papworth Hospital is able to purchase specialised equipment, offer innovative patient programmes and fund cutting-edge research that have a direct impact on the care and recovery of its patients.

If you would like to learn more about these initiatives and how you can support them, please contact the charity team on 01223 639950 or email [email protected]