Dental Nurse to reach new heights in support of

Friday 6 March 2020

A Registered Dental Nurse at Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is currently in training to trek the highest trekking peak in Nepal, to raise funds in support of Kingston Hospital’s Princess Alexandra Wing fund.


On 10th March, Tunde Kabodi, who works within the Oral Services Department at Kingston Hospital, will be climbing the Mera Peak, which stands at 6,476 metres above sea level.


Through the 20-day trek, Tunde is aiming to raise funds for Kingston Hospital Charity, to enable the purchase of mobile air cooling and purifying units for patient treatment rooms within the hospital’s Princess Alexandra Wing.


Speaking about the upcoming challenge, Tunde said: “I have taken on a few mountain treks in the past; in Europe, South America and Africa. One of my biggest challenges to date has been climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, which was an incredible and life-changing experience. I feel that the mountains are calling me, so I have decided to take on another big challenge.”


Interim Head of Kingston Hospital Charity, Rob Aldous said: “I continue to be amazed at the dedication and commitment of staff at Kingston Hospital who are continuously looking at ways of raising money to enhance the care that can be afforded their patients. We wish Tunde the best of luck with her latest challenge and continued success with her fundraising.”


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  • We are an NHS district general hospital supporting around 350,000 local people across Kingston, Richmond, Roehampton, Putney and East Elmbridge. 

  • In 2018, Kingston Hospital became the first acute hospital trust in London to be rated Outstanding for overall quality and leadership by the national Care Quality Commission regulator.  

  • We have approximately 350 beds and directly employ around 2,900 staff. Our trust provides a full range of diagnostic services and treatment services. 

  • On an average day, 350 people are seen in our accident and emergency department, 13 babies are delivered, over 1,200 outpatient appointments take place and 180 patients are admitted onto our wards for treatment. 

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  • Charitable donations to Kingston Hospital Charity help provide a quality of care that is over and above what is possible with NHS funding alone. Kingston Hospital Charity supports Kingston Hospital by raising the monies needed to: fund high quality clinical research; help transform parts of the hospital estate that require additional investment to create patient-centred spaces, designed to deliver the best quality of care possible; purchase the latest medical equipment for better diagnosis and treatment; and recognise the dedication and caring commitment of staff by supporting their development and wellbeing.


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