Halton LoF donation: B1
Halton Hospital’s League of Friends continues to make a difference to patient care by providing £2,300 for the trust’s B1 ward to purchase two new observation machines.
The devices will be used on B1, to check patient’s blood pressure, SATs and pulse rate, to enable effective monitoring of a patient’s condition during their admission on B1.
Amanda Penketh, ward manager for ward B1explained the difference that the Halton League of Friends makes to them,
“These new observation machines will make a huge difference on the ward allowing observations to be carried out in a timely manner with minimum disruption to the patients. We are indebted to the League of Friends for their continued support of our department and hospital.”
A spokesperson for the League of Friendssaid,
“We were happy to help purchase these devices to aid in patient care on B1. Our main priority is patient care and if this equipment can improve it then we have achieved our aim of the charity.
“The League works tirelessly to make money to buy equipment for the hospital and is staffed completely by volunteers who receive no payment at all.”
About the League of Friends
The League of Friends is an active part of Halton Hospital and is a voluntary organisation which raises monies from their shop and tea bar. They also receive donations and legacies to be used for medical equipment and services for patients within the hospital. The personnel service section of the League mans the Help Desks situated at the main entrance to the hospital.
The League of Friends has been supporting Halton Hospital for around 30 years. This all started with a small information desk and a tea trolley. There are a number of volunteers who have been here for 20 to 30 years, that's dedication!
Today the League of Friends consists of a newsagent’s shop which sells newspapers, magazines, confectionary, soft drinks and various toiletries. There is also a small tea bar which customers can purchase tea, coffee, soft drinks, toast and various sandwiches and cakes and provide a small seating area at the tea bar for all customers.
The money they make from League of Friends shop and tea bar go towards paying for stock and bills for these areas. The shop and tea bar are here to provide a service for patients, staff and all hospital visitors.
The donations we make for the charity comes from the information desk, we sell books, which are donated from the public to keyrings, soft toys, pens and jigsaw puzzles.
If anyone can spare a few hours of their time to come and volunteer with them please contact Majella on 01928 753258.
Pictured – From League of Friends: Barbara Harding, Angela Howitt, Majella Wilton at the front and Jeffrey Storey at the back.