Staff working in the George Eliot Hospital’s Intensive Therapy Unit (ITU) are set to benefit from a donation from a local family.
Alan Payne, from Hinckley, and his family donated around £700 to the Unit by way of thanks for the care that Alan’s late wife, Gillian, received.
“We couldn’t fault the staff on ITU,” explained Mr Payne. “They have a difficult job and they work in a busy environment, however they always managed to help and care for us as a family, as well as Gillian as the patient, and this really helped us to deal with a stressful situation.”
The family generated the generous amount of money through donations which were collected at Gillian’s funeral.
Alan, along with his son Richard, visited ITU to hand over the cash to the hospital’s matron for intensive care and patient safety, Alison Bakewell.
Alison said: “On behalf of everyone who works in ITU I’d like to thank Mr Payne, his sons Richard and Simon, and everyone who donated money.
“Everyone in the Unit works really hard and cares greatly about their patients so it’s lovely that the family have asked for the money to be put towards the staff themselves; I know they’ll really appreciate this.
“The money will be used towards staff wellbeing as requested by Mr Payne.”