Hospital receives £16,950 from League of Friends

The League of Friends of Grantham Hospital donated nearly �17,000 recently.
The League of Friends of Grantham Hospital donated nearly �17,000 recently.
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Grantham Hospital will ­receive nearly £17,000 worth of equipment thanks to the fund-raising efforts of the League of Friends.

The items, which will soon be at the hospital include a ­bladder scanner for the Day Ward, MP3 players for theatres, a TV for Ward 6 and chairs for the ­Fracture Clinic, Pre-operative Assessment Unit, Ward 1 and the Emergency Admissions Unit (EAU).

EAU Consultant Dr Shirine Boardman attended the league’s annual meeting when the £16,950 donation was decided upon.

She said: “I am ­really ­impressed with all the work which the League of Friends of Grantham Hospital ­undertakes.

“The fund-raising which has enabled nearly £17,000 worth of equipment to be ­donated is wonderful, but the behind-the-scenes work of the ­volunteers at the hospital ­radio station, in the charity shop and the ­volunteer drivers is a ­marvellous ­contribution. The hospital is so grateful.”

League of Friends ­Chairman Simon Needham said they were pleased to be able to ­donate such a large sum to benefit ­patients across the hospital.

He said: “The charity’s AGM has become the focus for our major gifting programme in recent years, and we were ­delighted that Dr Boardman was able to join us this year.

“We receive requests for equipment at other times of the year and usually they can be ­accommodated within our budget, but this does depend on the ongoing generosity of our many supporters in the Grantham area, to whom we are always grateful.”

The League of Friends took part in a number of events to raise the funds as well as ­running their charity shop at the hospital.