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Friends of Johnson Community Hospital, Spalding, hand over new ultrasound scanner and personal possession bags for patients




Fundraisers for Spalding's Johnson Community Hospital have made a double contribution to patients and staff.

The group donated a new ultrasound scanner worth £26,000 to the hospital, allowing patients to be diagnosed for conditions that would otherwise be done at Pilgrim Hospital, Boston, or Peterborough City Hospital.

The Friends of the Johnson Community Hospital also donated 13 new personal possession bags, made by Pinchbeck WI members, after a request from nurses on the hospital's Welland Ward.

Friends of the Johnson Community Hospital, Spalding, with patients' bags made by Pinchbeck WI. Photo by Tim Wilson. SG-190219-022TW
Friends of the Johnson Community Hospital, Spalding, with patients' bags made by Pinchbeck WI. Photo by Tim Wilson. SG-190219-022TW

The bags will be given to patients for their belongings on leaving the hospital.

Elizabeth Britten, treasurer for the Friends' group, said: "In 2018, the NHS celebrated its 70th anniversary and to acknowledge this milestone, the Friends purchased an ultrasound scanner that could not have been provided within the hospital's NHS budget.

"This purchase was made through donations from the hospital's Nurses Ball and private gifts from the public taken at events, including Burtey Fen Concert Hall, Pinchbeck.

"Our members raise funds at our Summer Fayre and other, smaller events throughout the year which enables us to provide ongoing support to all of the hospital's departments.

"South Holland is so fortunate to have a modern community hospital, a facility that is so valued by local people, and we are proud to help it in any way we can."



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