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Donation in memory of teacher

Mary Garth Donation

George Eliot Hospital was presented with a welcome donation from the family of Marilyn Craddick who had sadly passed way last year.

Marilyn’s kind husband David and son Philip visited the Mary Garth ward to make a donation of a syringe driver which helps to significantly reduce the pain of patients receiving palliative care.

Marilyn had been Head of Science and Chemistry at Higham Lane School until she died in June 2014. The family, friends, former students and colleagues of Marilyn have donated over £3,100 to a fund established by her family.

Marilyn had spent the majority of her time at the George Eliot receiving care within the Mary Garth Ward. Part of the palliative programme involved the use of drugs to control pain using a syringe driver. Her family decided to purchase a syringe driver costing £1,100 for the Mary Garth Ward, to support other patients receiving similar treatment.

Marilyn’s husband David said: “Our family wanted to donate the syringe to recognise the high quality of care provided for Marilyn by her consultant and all of the staff working within the Mary Garth ward.

Fundraising Coordinator, Jean Whittaker MBE said: “We would like to thank David and his family for coming along to make this wonderful donation. These syringes will help many other patients with pain relief and we are grateful to everyone who donated to this fund in memory of Marilyn Craddick.”

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