Bromley mum gives up her time to support PRUH patients

Anika Broadway, 26, is determined to give something back to the hospital where she had her twins

Anika and her twin daughters

Bromley resident and single mother of twins, Anika Broadway, is giving up her spare time to volunteer at the Princess Royal University Hospital after her twins, now 16 months old, were born at the hospital. Anika explained: “My little ones were born in February last year and we needed a lot of care and support. The whole team were incredible, I can’t speak highly enough of them, and we couldn’t have had better care.

“I didn’t realise you could volunteer in a hospital, but during our hospital stay, I could see the difference they made to patients and I knew I wanted to be part of that and give something back.”

With her twins now 16 months old, Anika has become a PRUH volunteer and is currently supporting older patients recovering at the PRUH. She said: “It’s a juggling act, especially as I work part time at Bromley Council. But I love being able to brighten up someone’s day, or make a nurse’s job a little bit easier. I know from my own experience how important good care is, and it’s a privilege to be part of a hospital team that goes above and beyond to look after every single patient.

“I’ve been inspired to look at a career in healthcare, so hopefully this is my first step on the road to making a difference.”


Notes to editors

1. King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK’s largest and busiest teaching hospitals, training over 900 dentists, 750 doctors and 300 nurses every year. The Trust is recognized internationally for its work in liver disease and transplantation, neurosciences, cardiac, haemato-oncology, stroke and major trauma. On 1 October 2013, King’s took over the running of the Princess Royal University Hospital in Bromley and Orpington Hospital, as well as some services at Beckenham Beacon and Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup. The new enlarged organisation has over 10,500 staff and provides over 1 million patient contacts a year. 9,000 babies are delivered by our hospitals each year, and over 750 patients come to our Emergency Departments every day. For more information, please visit the website. You can also support the work of King’s College Hospital at supportkings.org.uk

2. King’s Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering collaboration between King’s College London and Guy’s and St Thomas’, King’s College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts. We work collectively to make sure that the lessons from research are used more swiftly, effectively and systematically to provide better and more joined up physical and mental health care for people.
Our partnership brings together:

  • three of the UK’s leading NHS Foundation Trusts
  • a world-leading university for health research and education
  • nearly 4.3 million patient contacts
  • more than 43,000 NHS and university staff
  • 31,000 students
  • a combined annual turnover of more than £3.7 billion.
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3. At King’s College Hospital we fundraise for the best in treatment, research and health education, leading-edge equipment and improving well-being in our communities. By uniting doctors, nurses, researchers and academics with our supporters and volunteers we can provide the best patient care that goes above and beyond. Find out more and support us at supportkings.org.uk