Grateful family provide comfort for relatives on The Royal Oldham Hospital's G2 ward

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Grateful family provide comfort for relatives on The Royal Oldham Hospital's G2 ward
21 February 2017

THE family of a patient have said thank you to The Royal Oldham Hospital with a generous donation. 

Relatives of Joan Walker acknowledged the care that she received by making donations in her memory.

Mrs Walker was a patient on Ward G2 at The Royal Oldham Hospital where she sadly passed away. 

In appreciation for the care staff provided, Mrs Walker’s family decided they would give something back to the ward, and granddaughter Hayley began fundraising in her memory.

After £1,205.60 was raised, Mrs Walker’s daughter, Bev Woodhouse and granddaughter Lauren visited Ward G2 to present the substantial donation to staff and thank them for the care they had provided. Bev said she wanted to give comfort to other relatives during their stay with loved ones in hospital so the family’s donation would purchase a recliner chair for the relatives of patients.

G2 ward manager, Sherryl Thomas said: “On behalf of myself and the team on G2 we would like to express our appreciation of the donation of the chair for our patients’ loved ones. In the past we have not been able to provide comfort for relatives at a time of great sadness. We can now offer the chair for relatives who desire to stay overnight with their loved ones. 

“A massive thank you again to the family of the late Joan Walker, their kindness is greatly appreciated and will help to support our relatives. We will not forget at a time of incredible sadness for them that they thought of others.”

To donate to The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust’s charity please contact the fundraising office at charity@pat.nhs.uk or ring 0161 908 4497.  Donations can support individual wards or departments or go towards a specific charity appeal.

Bev and Lauren are pictured handing over the chair to staff on ward G2 at The Royal Oldham Hospital.