Tony Hurley, co-founder and Chairman of Hurley Partners, the independently-owned private client investment and pension manager has been instrumental in raising an incredible £70,000 to purchase a leading-edge Ultra Sound machine for the Atkinson Morley neurology department at St Georges Hospital, South London – the first of its kind to be available in a London hospital.
Tony Hurley and his wife Pauline became associated with the charity earlier this year. Working closely with consultant neurosurgeon, Tim Jones they were spurred into action when he mentioned his equipment wish list. It is amazing to think that fund-raising only really kicked off in earnest during the summer with the aim of reaching the target by the end of November. Friends, clients and staff of Hurley Partners, who organised The Great Hurley Bake Off, showed unstinting generosity, as did the Guild of The Nineteen Lubricators.
Mr Timothy Jones, Consultant Neurosurgeon and the Neuro-Oncology Multi- Disciplinary Team Lead at St George’s Hospital said:-
“The generosity of Pauline and Tony Hurley and their friends is a remarkable way to develop the work of the neurosurgery team at St George’s Hospital. St George’s will be the first London hospital to use this equipment for this type of surgery – a significant fact, and because of this we will become a reference centre that other hospitals turn to. We are already looking forward to putting the new intra-operative ultrasound machine to immediate use. It will help so many patients receive continued access to neurosurgery and expand the number of patients we can treat. It will make a dramatic difference to the way we treat brain tumours including watching where blood flows in the brain require attention. The equipment will also help us remove more tumour that is identified during surgery and can help us when operating on spinal cord injuries and in hydrocephalus cases. We can use this amazing piece of kit during operations to look at the location of tumour tissues and guide how much to remove during the operation. All in all it will have a major impact.”
Tony Hurley added “Pauline and I are absolutely delighted to be able to present this cheque for £70,000 to Tim Jones. We would like to say a massive thank you to everybody who helped us with our fund raising effort. Never in our wildest dreams did we think donations would snowball and give us such a result in such a short space of time. What started as an aim to contribute to the charity’s general fund has resulted in a really special and life-changing piece of equipment being made available to Tim and his wonderful colleagues in the Atkinson Morley Neurology Department at St Georges Hospital.”