Wisbech hospital to benefit from two �10,000 donations

PATIENTS are set to benefit from a new care room at the North Cambs Hospital in Wisbech after two generous donations of �10,000 each. A

The money, given to Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust by the Wisbech and District Cancer Support Charity and the patients, families and friends of the Macmillan and Hudson Palliative Care Centre, has been used to completely renovate a side room on Trafford Ward.

Michelle Knight, Clinical Nurse Specialist of Cambs NHS Trust, said: “We are extremely grateful for the generosity of the Wisbech and District Cancer Support Charity and the patients, family and friends of the Macmillan and Hudson Palliative Care Centre.

“The room will really make a difference for patients and their families as it offers much more privacy and comfort.”

The side room now offers more comfortable surroundings with a new multi-positioning bed, an en-suite shower room and toilet, plasma TV and has patio doors leading onto a peaceful garden area.

Anita Barker, chair of the charity, said: “The needs of cancer patients are enormous and every donation counts towards providing much needed equipment and comfort.

“This is often a great benefit for the patients, their family and the medical staff.

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“We are very pleased that our fundraising is supported by many local people and we would like to thank everyone who contributed as they have all helped make this wonderful room possible.”

Palliative care aims to reduce pain and discomfort while improving the quality of life for any patients suffering with an end-stage illness.