ECHO - Connecting the Children's Heart Community

Resources for Evelina London

Hospital resources

ECHO provides a range of resources and equipment for Evelina London including specialist support packs for parents, toys and materials for the hospital’s play specialists as well as items which cannot be funded by the NHS.

With the help of our supporters we also ensure parents and children receive gifts at Christmastime and on Mother’s and Father’s Day.

Hospital support packs

We work in partnership with the hospital to provide support to parents at key times including recent diagnosis and discharge from hospital.

ECHO Cares packs: An Eddie ECHO cuddly teddy; a postcard welcoming parents and carers to the ECHO community; information for families staying in hospital about the support available from ECHO; a note of essential hospital contacts and a travel sized bottle of hand sanitiser.
Pregnancy packs: Information for parents who’ve had a recent antenatal cardiac diagnosis.
Discharge packs: Specialist info for families of children recently discharged from hospital.

Toys, crafts and games

Over the years ECHO has provided thousands of toys, crafts and games for children being treated in hospital. We work with hospital play specialists to provide a wide range of activities to help distract children from painful and invasive medical treatments, and to help bring them happiness and enjoyment. In addition to this we ensure the ECHO toy chest in the hospital remains fully stocked at all times.

Hospital equipment

ECHO regularly provides small equipment to the Evelina London Children’s Hospital that cannot be funded by the NHS. Recently this has included 4 Doppler machines for the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), as well as sound machines, specialist baby chairs, cot wedges, over-the-bed mobiles, play mats and plastic boxes for families to store personal items. We also provide goods for the parent’s rooms such as kettles, microwaves and toasters.