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Community Hospital teams receive cash boost for new equipment

Donations from incredible supporters to MY Hospitals Charity are helping The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust to improve Community services in Wakefield over and above what NHS funding can do alone.

A fantastic donation left in a legacy from a supporter of the MY Hospitals Charity, has enabled Adult Community teams from The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, to buy additional equipment to the value of £98,250 for patients in the Wakefield District, helping to deliver more care closer to home.

The Trust’s Adult Community teams have used the donation to buy more bladder scanners, Doppler ultrasound machines, electrocardiogram (ECG) machines, riser recliner chairs and to also pay for a dedicated relatives room at the Trust’s Wakefield Intermediate Care Unit on Queen Elizabeth Road.

Steph Gillis, Deputy Head of Adult Community Services – Therapy, said; “We can’t thank the family and the MY Hospitals Charity enough for this very generous donation. A donation in memory of someone special is a positive way to celebrate their life and is always very much appreciated by our community teams who are dedicated to providing the best quality care to our patients out in the Wakefield community.

“Our Adult Community Services teams will be further equipped to manage complex & housebound patients in their own home or rehabilitation environment, which greatly improves the experience and outcomes for our patients. This new equipment for the benefit of our patients will mean a responsive and thorough assessment can be carried out easily in the community, rehabilitation or clinic environment with the least amount of disruption to the normal living arrangements of our patients without requiring hospital admissions.”

MY Hospitals Charity is committed to supporting projects to improve experience for the benefit of patients. The Charity funds key items such as equipment, pioneering research and environmental improvements all of which play a key factor, enabling teams to go that extra mile each time.

Jules Preston, Chairman, of The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, said; “The Trust highly values the fantastic work of its Community teams to provide vital and high quality care to our patients in their homes. The incredible donations made to the charity by our generous supporters really does help to make a difference to the lives of our patients and their families.”