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Volunteer group praised for 'fantastic' work at Leighton Hospital
8:00am Monday 2nd September 2013 in News
A VOLUNTEER group based at Leighton Hospital has been praised for its ‘fantastic’ contribution to the hospital.
The Royal Voluntary Service recently worked with Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT) to bring in 40 new wheelchairs for visitors and patients at the hospital.
The service, which operates tea bars at Leighton Hospital and Victoria Infirmary in Northwich, has worked with the hospitals since they were built and raises funds by serving food and drinks to patients and staff.
Carol Nevison, head of region for the Royal Voluntary Service, said: “It is a brilliant feeling that we are able to help patients out, particularly the elderly, by working with the Trust to provide these new wheelchairs. “We have a great relationship with the hospitals and we are looking at what additional projects we can work together on.
“However, none of this would be possible without the dedication of our small army of volunteers, who give their time to help make a difference to patients and visitors to their hospitals, and I thank them for that.”
John Moran, chairman of MCHFT, added: “We have such a great voluntary community at our hospitals, and it’s heart-warming that so many individuals from the area are keen to help out.”
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