WISBECH: Cancer support charity raises �1,500 for hospital endoscopy unit

WISBECH and District Cancer Support Charity has raised �1,533 for the endoscopy unit at the town s North Cambs Hospital. The donation was used to buy soft furnishings including six chairs for the patient waiting area and an armchair in a newly-refurbished

WISBECH and District Cancer Support Charity has raised �1,533 for the endoscopy unit at the town's North Cambs Hospital.

The donation was used to buy soft furnishings including six chairs for the patient waiting area and an armchair in a newly-refurbished patient quiet area, where sensitive diagnostic information can be discussed.

Height measures and weighing scales were also bought for the patient assessment areas to help clinics run more efficiently.

Elizabeth Kaynak, Peckover Ward Sister at Cambridgeshire Community Services' North Cambs Hospital said: "The furnishings and equipment improve the service for patients and staff and we are extremely grateful for all the help and support the charity has given the department."

Anita Barker, chairman of the charity said: "We raised funds through a Christmas raffle and collections in Tesco, Aldi, Asda and Rainbow in Wisbech. We are delighted to able to fund new furnishings and equipment for the department, to provide comfort and improve the services provided to patients.

"We were also able to make a further donation to local district nurses, and we would like to thank the public for their generosity and support.

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