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Special donation at George Eliot Hospital supporting oncology patients


Specialist vein finder equipment purchased to support cancer patients is already proving a success at the George Eliot Hospital.

Kind relatives and friends of former patient Marian Ward, who sadly passed away last year, held a raffle and received personal donations to purchase a vein finder for the oncology unit. Marion’s younger brother Jim also ran a sponsored half marathon to support Dorothea Ward.

Vein finder specialist equipment can aid staff within the oncology unit find a good vein during patient treatment. Nurses can simply hold the device above the skin and the veins are easily identified on the surface of the skin. Easy to use, these vein finders can save patient discomfort valuable time for both nurses and patients.  

Alan Ward, his friends and relatives came along to the hospital to see the device in action and try out this valuable vein finding technology. 

George Eliot Hospital Funding Coordinator, Jean Whittaker MBE said: “We would like to thank Marian’s family and friends for fundraising an incredible £4000 to help purchase equipment for the oncology unit.

“This wonderful donation will really benefit patients who experience discomfort during their treatment. These vein finder machines are really making a difference.” 

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