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Mid Yorkshire Hospitals benefit from Sovereign Health Care Charitable Trust donation

Photo: L-R - Barbara Keiss (from Sovereign Health Care), Dawn Parkes (Deputy Chief Nurse, The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust) and Russ Piper (Chief Executive of Sovereign Health Care).

The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust has received a generous donation of £8,000 from the charitable trust of Bradford-based cash plan provider Sovereign Health Care.

The money will be used towards providing a more dignified and supportive experience for relatives after they have been bereaved and to support a conference in January for colleagues working in roles that bring them into contact with patients.

The Trust also received £8,000 from Sovereign Health Care last year, and the money was used towards a conference for registered nurses and to add extra support and comfort for patients with dementia and at the end of their life.

David Melia, Chief Nurse, at The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust said: “We would like to thank Sovereign Health Care Charitable Trust for another generous donation. This will be used to support our practice development programme, which enables our nursing and midwifery staff to learn new skills and improve the quality of care that they provide. Part of the donation will also support our programme on privacy and dignity.”

Russ Piper, Chief Executive of Sovereign Health Care, said: “We’re proud of our established record of supporting NHS Trusts in Yorkshire and long may this continue. The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust is essential in delivering much-needed care in the Wakefield and North Kirklees districts, and we’re delighted to provide this useful grant to further its vital work.”