Support for families of heart-children
treated at the Evelina Children’s Hospital.
ECHO is a support group for parents and families of children with Congenital Heart Defects who are treated at the Evelina Children’s Hospital within the Guy’s & St. Thomas’ Hospital Trust and their satellite clinics throughout the South and East England.
ECHO has a website (www.echo-evelina.org.uk) with message board, publishes a newsletter four times a year, and facilitates support and contact between families. We also offer Pre-natal support for parents whose child has been diagnosed during pregnancy, and fund special ante-natal education days at St. Thomas’ hospital.
We organise social events such as coffee mornings, Christmas parties and Summer barbeques. ECHO fundraises to provide items of medical equipment and facilities for the Paediatric Cardiac Ward at the Evelina Hospital.
We also provide information on other sources of support and work to raise awareness of Congenital Heart Disease in schools, the medical profession and the community at large.