Date of release: Tuesday 16th June, 2015
Charity fundraisers at West Park Rehabilitation have made a £15,500 donation to help make patients even more comfortable on the wards.
The hospital’s League of Friends – set up in 1982 to raise money and donate specialist equipment – has handed over five specialist tilt chairs, two rotundas and two patient turners which help people in and out of chairs.
The equipment is spread across the hospital’s wards and makes a daily difference to many patients’ stays on the wards as they go through the rehabilitation process.
Rebecca Eaves, Acting Assistant Directorate Manager of the Rehabilitation and Ambulatory Care Group, said: “Help from the League of Friends is hugely appreciated. They have worked hard to raise the money and we are delighted to be able to put the donations to such good use.
“All the equipment plays an important role in patients’ rehabilitation and we attended the League of Friends’ annual general meeting this week to thank them for their efforts and support.”
League of Friends volunteers run a food and drinks trolley service around the wards, and sell snacks and newspapers to patients and visitors, combined with running table top sales aided by the local church to raise the money.
In 35 years since the group was launched they have contributed hundreds of thousands of pounds to the hospital.
For further information please contact Rebecca Eaves, tel. 01902 442566.