Team effort gets Stephen back on his feet

A man from Kirk Ella who suffered a huge bleed on the brain returned to Hull Royal Infirmary today to present a £25,000 thank you.

Stephen Foster suffered an aneurysm while playing golf in January 2015 and underwent surgery at the hands of Mr Bahl and Mr Kounin.  Stephen then spent time in intensive care before being cared for in other parts of the Trust including wards 4 and 40, ward 29 at Castle Hill, and ophthalmology.

Stephen says:

“The NHS has been brilliant, I’ve never known care like it so it was important to me to be able to give something back.

“We decided to hold a function which included an auction, a silent auction, and a tombola at the Country Park Inn in Hessle. There was also a walk over the Humber Bridge. I wanted to raise £10,000 but in the end, we managed to raise £25,000 which is much more than I could ever have hoped for.”

Mr Anuj Bahl, consultant neurosurgeon, says:

“We’re really grateful to Stephen for his donation. The money will be split between the neurosurgical team, where it will be spent on specialist equipment, and the ophthalmology team who gave Stephen a lot of help and support with his blurred vision.

“It’s been a long road, but looking at the recovery Stephen has made now, it just goes to show just how much we can achieve working together as a team across the whole hospital.”