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Berwick patients benefit from League of Friends donation

Tuesday, 09 September, 2014
Berwick patients benefit from League of Friends donation

Patients staying at Berwick Infirmary are benefiting from a new height-adjustable bed.

The League of Friends of Berwick Hospital has donated a hi-lo bed, costing almost £4,400, which is for patients who are at high risk of falling.

Ward 1 cares for people, who are predominately elderly, who require inpatient nursing care and rehabilitation following an illness, injury or spell in another hospital.

Ward manager Sue Gibson said: “We are very grateful for the continued support we have received from the League of Friends. Whereas all our beds on the ward go down to a low level, this bed can be lowered to the floor to support those at greater risk of falls.

“Our team works hard to ensure patients are given the support and equipment they need to help them recover and this bed is making a big difference to our most vulnerable patients.”

Peter Herdman, chairman of The League of Friends of Berwick Hospital, said: “We are very grateful to the local community who have donated generously and have allowed us to purchase the equipment.

“We hope the bed will be of benefit to patients who are of greater risk of falling.”