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Patients in Grantham receive the comforts of home

5 December 2009

British Red Cross volunteers have presented Grantham Hospital staff with brand new equipment which they funded by selling refreshments at the hospital.

Grantham Hospital’s tea bar has a dedicated team of 40 Red Cross volunteers who provide refreshments at both the outpatients department and the fracture clinic from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Thanks to these fundraising volunteers, patients at the hospital can now access things to make their stay more comfortable, like personal CD players and a selection of CDs, clothes hooks for the new shower rooms, and a portable radio/CD player. There are also items for young patients, including a baby-changing mat, potty and booster seat.

Providing beneficial equipment to patients

British Red Cross operations director Joy Clift-Hill said: “The volunteers work really hard to run the tea bar and make sure some of the proceeds are put towards worthwhile equipment.

“Everyone who attended the presentation was very interested in finding out the benefits that each particular piece of equipment will bring to the patients, especially the personal CD players for those undergoing spinal surgery – the music will be a real comfort and distraction for the patients.”

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