We provide high quality healthcare services primarily to the residents of East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen, which have a combined population in the region of 530,000.
Hard working volunteers from the Friends of Pendle Community Hospital have been busy fundraising to donate a new ECG machine worth £5,000.
The state of the art machine, purchased with the proceeds of fairs, donations and proceeds from the hospital coffee shop, will now be used on the hospital’s Hartley, Reedyford and Marsden wards, and in the Outpatients Department.
“The Friends of Pendle Community Hospital work tirelessly to support the wards and services at the hospital,” says Kath Haworth, Chair of the Friends of Pendle Community Hospital.
“It’s always a pleasure to help raise money that will benefit Pendle Community Hospital and we want to thank the many generous patients, visitors and staff who helped us raise a fantastic £5,000.”
In addition to the new ECG equipment, the Friends of Pendle Community Hospital have recently provided new notice boards for Marsden and Reedyford wards, a ‘steady’ chair for use by Reedyford Ward patients and supported the hospital’s stroke therapy garden.
During the recent extended spell of warm weather, patients on Reedyford and Marsden wards were kept cool thanks to fans donated by the Friends of Pendle Community Hospital.
Denise Gee, Fundraising Manager for East Lancashire Hospitals’ charity ELHT&Me, commented, “We are extremely grateful to the Friends of Pendle Community Hospital for their continued support and to everyone that donated, allowing us to purchase new equipment that will benefit our patients.”
Located in the hospital’s reception area, the Pendle Community Hospital Coffee Shop is open several days each week and is run entirely by Friends of PCH volunteers.