New beds make all difference to patients
A FINAL push is being made to round off the bed appeal by East Cheshire Hospice.
Another £15,000 is needed so that a total of 17 new beds can be bought – 15 for inpatient wards and two as outpatient treatment beds.
The appeal, which has been supported by the Macclesfield Express, has already raised £140,000 since it was launched last summer.
Helen Knight, clinical and operations director, said: “We’ve already taken delivery of the first of the new beds and they make such a big difference for patients.
“It’s important for them to be comfortable so they can make the most of their time with their loved ones. Each bed costs £9,135 and people have been amazing with their generosity and it’d be marvellous if we can reach our target of £155,295 soon.”
The hospice does not receive any help from the NHS for equipment and say the upgrade is critical with beds now more than 10 years old facing costly repairs due to more mechanical faults.
Advances in technology mean the new beds give users far more control and comfort.
To make a donation go to eastcheshirehospice. org.uk/Bedappeal