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£5k donation helps patients' comfort

By The Citizen  |  Posted: January 23, 2013

support: From left, registered nurse Julien Standing with the new quiet cast cutter; Dr Roy Lamb, president of Stroud Hospitals League of Friends; Helen Acock, team manager surgery and outpatients; Susan Strongitharm, administrator of Stroud Hospitals League of Friends, and front, in the new plastering chair, David Miller, chairman of Stroud Hospitals League of Friends.

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PATIENTS in plaster will find their treatment in Stroud more comfortable in future thanks to charity fundraisers in the town.

People receiving care in the minor injuries unit of Stroud General Hospital have its League of Friends to thank for over £5,200 worth of new equipment.

The quiet cast cutter, hydraulic plastering chair, three ergonomic portering chairs and other equipment has all been handed over by the supporters for use by the hospital's NHS staff.

"This supplements and greatly enhances to the care provided," league president Roy Lamb said.

"The friends were delighted to have been able to provide such useful equipment," Dr Lamb said.

Hospital outpatients nurse Julien Standing said the plaster room had gained a fantastic boost.

"It means we can further improve the care and comfort of patients," he said.

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