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Family donates specialist recliner chair to thank staff for care

imageA grateful patient has donated a specialist reclining surgical recovery chair to Royal Preston Hospital to say thank for the care he received from Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. 

Hugh Sloan and his family, from Ulnes Walton near Leyland, gave £1,015 to Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity to pay for an Astra electric recliner chair in the hospital’s Upper Gastrointestinal Ward. 

After major surgery last year, Hugh spent time in the High Dependency Unit at Royal Preston Hospital where he had use of an electric recliner chair which he found much more comfortable than a bed or normal bedside chair.   

Hugh was later cared for in the Upper GI Ward, and he and his family decided to donate the funds for another chair to help future patients in their recovery. 

He said: “Following six hours of surgery I was in some discomfort and the recliner chair in the High Dependency unit was really comfortable and helped me to get some rest.  

“I hope that the new chair benefits patients like me in the future and helps them recover following surgery.” 

Upper GI Ward Manager Laura Ingleson said: “This chair will be used by dozens of patients every year, and I have no doubt it will aid with their recovery. Thanks to Hugh and his family for their kind donation.” 

Paula Wilson, Head of Charities at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals said: “We are so grateful to the Sloan family for their very generous donation, which will make a big difference to the comfort of future patients on the Upper GI Ward.” 

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