Yorkhill campaign goes to the Queen as Little Hero Sam Bell asks Her Majesty to intervene and keep hospital memory alive
SAM has been treated at Yorkhill for a rare bowel condition all his life and wants the famous name to move to the new site when the hospital relocates next year.
DAILY Record Little Hero Sam Bell has written to the Queen in a final attempt to save the name of his beloved children’s hospital.
The 16-year-old, who has been treated at Glasgow’s Yorkhill for a rare bowel condition all his life, penned the heartfelt letter to Her Majesty before the hospital relocates next year.
The facility will be known on the new site by its official name The Royal Hospital for Sick Children. There will be no reference to the Yorkhill title it has informally had for the past century.
This summer, a Daily Record campaign called Love Yorkhill resulted in health chiefs promising to incorporate the name at the new site. But Sam says plans to flag it up at a new play park and on information screens within the hospital are not enough.
The teen, from Knightswood, said: “There are 100 years of memories to be considered.
“I don’t think a kids’ play park that the children are going to be too ill to play on is the best way to do that.