19th December 2014 – Hospital charity funds new furniture for waiting area
A hospital charity has helped to buy new furniture for a waiting area for women’s services at Airedale Hospital.
The Friends of Airedale funded a dozen new chairs and a coffee table for patients waiting to be seen on the gynaecology assessment unit of ward 20 at the hospital.
Shirley Smith, one of the staff nurse on the unit at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We are so grateful to the charity for funding this new furniture for us; it makes such a huge difference to our patients to be able to wait in a nice environment.
“The new chairs are a great improvement. Previously we had an old sofa which was difficult to clean, and the new furniture is so comfortable and wipe clean so it also helps us with infection prevention.”
The early pregnancy unit at the hospital sees patients that are at risk of miscarrying or pregnant women with gynaecology problems.
Pictured are (left to right): Shirley Smith, staff nurse at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, Bob Smithies, volunteer, Eileen Proud, chair of Friends of Airedale and Carole Smithies, volunteer