Lincolnshire patients benefit from Grantham League of Friends donation

From left, interim head of nursing, Linda Keddie with members of the Grantham League of Friends and staff on the department.
From left, interim head of nursing, Linda Keddie with members of the Grantham League of Friends and staff on the department.
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A local support group is helping to further improve quality of care at a Lincolnshire hospital thanks to a generous donation.

The Grantham League of Friends has provided Grantham and District Hospital with funding to refurbish an out-of-use room and provide a piece of equipment to enable staff to take full assessments within the hospital of patients with leg ulcers.

The League of Friends bought and donated a Doppler ABPI kit which will be used by a clinical nurse specialist to assess patients’ leg ulcers through the use of an ultrasound scan. This means that patients can be seen quicker and overall enhance the patient care delivered.

The new waiting area, previously an x-ray room, provides patients with privacy and preserves dignity whilst they are waiting for examinations in a peaceful and calm environment, particularly for those patients who may be seriously ill.

Interim head of nursing Linda Keddie said: “We sincerely thank the League of Friends for their continued support to Grantham Hospital, which assists the hospital to continually improve the patient environment and care that is provided to patients.”