Hospital tribute to Warren
A ROOM which offered a safe haven to the parents of Warren Hay while he was being treated in hospital is to be renamed in memory of the teenager. Maxine and John Hay used the family room on the paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at Addenbrooke s Hospit
A ROOM which offered a safe haven to the parents of Warren Hay while he was being treated in hospital is to be renamed in memory of the teenager.
Maxine and John Hay used the family room on the paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge after their son Warren was injured.
The 16-year-old later died of his injuries which he sustained after being hit by a car as he attempted to cross the A141 on his way to Jubilee Park.
Since the St Peter's School pupil's death, his friends and family have been raising money in his memory. Some of that money has gone to the Warren Hay Road Safety Action Group, which is fronted by Mrs Hay, to fund safety improvements on the A141.
Other funds were donated to the PICU as a thank you to the staff who cared for Warren.
Last weekend, Huntingdon Rowdies presented a cheque for £800 to Addenbrooke's - money raise at a football tournament held just weeks after Warren's death.
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Trudy Harper, fundraising co-ordinator for PICU, told The Hunts Post the money would be put towards the £15,000 needed to refurbish the unit's family room and quiet room.
"These rooms are important as very sick children are cared for on the unit and families need to be near to them," she said.
She added that the hospital has decided to dedicate the room to Warren after they received such great support from his family and friends.
Mrs Hay, who lives in Alconbury, said she was overwhelmed by the dedication to her son.
"The family room is really important. John and I did not want to be away from Warren and we never felt we were in the way or out of place when using the room," she said.