Specialist Tables bought with Charitable Donations
Two kidney shaped Specialist Tables have been bought for use on the Stroke Unit at Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital.
They have been purchased with charitable funds from The Health Tree Foundation (HTF), the official charity for Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust.
The tables will be used to support patients on the Stroke Unit. The special shape of the table makes it easier for patients in wheelchairs to get closer to the table. They provide support for the positioning of upper limbs, making it easier to eat and drink meals, and engage in therapy sessions.
The stroke unit already had two kidney shaped tables that were in constant use. Having two more tables has made them more readily available for patients on the Stroke Unit.
Drew Swinburn, Technical Instructor on the Stroke Unit, said ‘We are extremely grateful to have been supported by the Health Tree Foundation with our wish. The tables will allow patients to have a better experience whilst on the ward, thank you.’
Lauren Alexander, community champion for the Health Tree Foundation said, ‘Without our supporters it would be impossible to complete the wishes we receive, all wishes are purchased with charitable donations from the local community. These tables are just one of many great wishes that get granted through our Circle of Wishes.’
The Circle of Wishes is the Health Tree Foundation’s unique way of matching the charitable intent of the community with the wishes of the Trust’s patients. Wishes can be put forward by patients, visitors and staff members at the hospital. Wishes aim to go over and above, providing a better patient experience within the hospital.