Friends of Bedford Hospital pay for A & E Equipment.

The Extra Step have been a supporter of the local charity for several years with Denise Robinson, Managing Director often helping out at the various fund raising events.

“This is something that I’ve been very passionate about and it never ceases to amaze me how generous people are when we are asking for donations”.

A recent fundraising campaign has paid for two new state-of-the-art ventilators for Bedford Hospital’s A&E.

Key benefits:

The equipment promises to be hugely beneficial to patients, particularly among the elderly and those short of breath.

This will benefit the staff in the A & E department by relieving pressure from  the team and therefor increasing the efficiency of treating patients

Felicity Scott, Chair of the Friends of Bedford Hospital, who hosted the campaign, said: “The charity feels privileged to have worked towards such a worthwhile goal.”

Felicity Scott, second from the right who made the presentation.

Dr Stuart Lloyd, A&E consultant, added: “I’d like to thank the Friends of Bedford Hospital and all those who donated, for making it possible for us to buy these vital pieces of equipment, which are now in use and making a great difference to the patients we treat.

“The new equipment could not have come at a better time, as there has been an increase in the number of patients we have seen with breathing difficulties.”

Want to get involved?

If you would like information on forthcoming events or how to be a volunteer please call Denise  Robinson on 01234 344317.

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