Bags of support for Holbeach Hospital

Holbeach Hospital fundraising at Tesco, Holbeach'Packing bags - Cara Whitlock, Pippia White, Maggie Ward and customer Debbie Rackham'Photo: SG060413-337TW www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto
Holbeach Hospital fundraising at Tesco, Holbeach'Packing bags - Cara Whitlock, Pippia White, Maggie Ward and customer Debbie Rackham'Photo: SG060413-337TW www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto
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People who are passionate about providing care in the community are helping Holbeach hospital go from strength to strength.

The hospital, owned by Holbeach and East Elloe Hospital Trust, is continually expanding its services, with growing support from the community helping put even more plans in the pipeline.

A brand new purpose-built dementia unit is the next big project on the horizon, thanks to more and more local people getting involved with the hospital’s fundraising efforts.

Manager Loraine Wigston said: “The hospital is a charity so we do rely on donations to help keep us going, and we never fail to be amazed by people’s generosity. So many people give donations or give up their time to help raise money.

“We get quite a lot of support from the community, particularly from local businesses in Holbeach.”

The hospital, situated on Boston Road North, really does provide something for all ages in the community with a Gold Standard Accredited nursing home with 38 beds, and day care facilities which seem to expand week by week.

There are also a number of clinics, including general surgery, urology, orthopaedics, children’s clinics and ear, nose and throat (ENT).

Mrs Wigston said: “Patients can go to their GP and asked to be referred here for clinics rather than having to travel all the way to the Pilgrim Hospital, and we also have free parking.

“We are very passionate about what we do here, and there are no fat cats creaming the profits. What you see is what you get and every penny we make is ploughed back into the hospital.”