Young patient brings Christmas cheer to Medway Maritime Hospital

Date: 02 December 2022

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A young patient had the honour of switching on the Christmas tree lights at Medway Maritime Hospital this afternoon (Friday 2 December).

Three-year-old Kenzie Prevett, who has had complex needs since birth, was most recently an inpatient on Dolphin Ward after suffering seizures and an infection.

He was accompanied during the switch-on by his twin Stevie, mum Sara, dad Steve and siblings Scott, 23, Kodie, 20, Kelsie, 16 and Kaylee, three months.

Mum Sara, from Strood, said: “It is an amazing opportunity for Kenzie to be able to switch the lights on this year.

“He has spent a lot of time in the hospital and we want to say a huge thank you to all the staff involved in his care, particularly those on Dolphin Ward including Dr Titilayo Adekoje.

“She has been amazing with Kenzie and all the family. Especially for our most recent visit when our youngest Kaylee had to stay with us too.

“Nothing has been too much trouble in helping to care for Kenzie.”

The tree, which has been installed in one of the hospital’s courtyards, was kindly supplied by Vertiv, which services the hospital’s generators, while another Christmas Tree, which has been installed on the roundabout at the hospital’s main entrance, was kindly sponsored by Jackson, which maintains the lifts across the hospital.

Medway NHS Foundation Trust’s Chair Jo Palmer, who was at the lights switch-on, said: “It is great to see the magic of Christmas arrive here at Medway. I would like to thank young Kenzie who did such a brilliant job of turning the lights on for us.

“I would also like to thank our two sponsors for donating the Christmas trees and decorations this year, as well as all the other people behind the scenes who work to make our annual Christmas tree lights switch-on happen.”

  • Summary:

    A young patient had the honour of switching on the Christmas tree lights at Medway Maritime Hospital this afternoon (Friday 2 December).