New equipment boost for Pilgrim Hospital after £22k of donations

Donation from Boston League of Friends
Donation from Boston League of Friends

Patients at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital are set to benefit from new equipment – thanks to a donation from a support group at the site.

Boston League of Friends has invested in items across four different departments at the Sibsey Road hospital , including an exercise bike and a fish tank.

The donation comes following a number of bequests to the group, which have totalled a whopping £22,000.

Friends’ chairman Juliet Tait said: “We are extremely happy to have been able to give this amount of money for such important pieces of equipment. We like to donate to different departments each time we raise a significant amount of money. We have enjoyed coming into Pilgrim Hospital and meeting the staff.”

Along with the other items, the group also bought a bladder scanner, a cough assist machine, and three wheelchairs.

The items will be put in radiology, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and outpatients.

Deputy director of patient services Garry Marsh said: “Patients will experience improved care due to the support by the league of friends in purchasing these items. We are grateful to the league of friends for their on-going support at Pilgrim Hospital.”

The league of friends has been running at the hospital for 55 years. Other items they have purchased in the past include ventilators and baby monitors.

The league of friends works to provide services which are not afforded under the NHS and raise money for equipment and other services which will benefit members of the public. Medical staff, nurses and patients all benefit from their work.