The elderly care ward at Pinderfields Hospital has received a generous donation from a local fruit and veg seller.
Richard Porter, of Porter’s Fruit and Veg, who has a stall outside the hospital two days a week, has donated three 32 inch TVs. These will be used in single rooms on the ward, in an effort to enhance the patient experience.
“My grandad and my wife’s grandma both had Alzheimer’s,” said Richard. “I’ve seen first-hand what it can do to a family and also understand the level of care that is needed for patients with this condition on a hospital ward. I just wanted to give something back.”
There are 18 single occupancy side rooms on the elderly care ward and patients in these rooms can often feel lonely.
James Barraclough, Senior Charge Nurse on the elderly care ward, said: “We’re so grateful for Richard’s donation and really hope it will make a difference to those who stay on the ward. We are looking to get another 11 TVs and will be holding various fundraising events throughout the coming months to enable us to do this.”
Photo (l-r): Jayne Greenhough – Dementia Support Worker, James Barraclough – Senior Charge Nurse, Richard Porter – from Porter’s Fruit and Veg, Devon Schofield – Healthcare Assistant, Anita Ruckledge – Dementia Lead Nurse and Dr Sanjay Bangad.