Van team help unit to move vital equipment
ROTARY club members stepped in to help transfer wheelchairs and other aids from Macclesfield hospital.
The stroke ward at Macclesfield Hospital closed after a redesign of services meaning that patients now go to Stepping Hill Hospital instead.
The day before the unit was due to be shut, Diane Watson, from charity the Stroke Association contacted the members of Macclesfield Castle Rotary Club to ask for help to transport equipment including electric and manual wheelchairs from the old unit to Stepping Hill.
The kit was due to be transferred by the hospital, but the change of hands meant the staff we eager for the equipment to be removed as soon as possible.
Five Rotarians jumped to action and hired a van to deliver the kit it to its new home.
Alec Johnston, from the club, said: “We received a plea for help asking if we could rescue and remove the equipment from the ward.
“We went into action immediately taking it to Stepping Hill where everything will be able to be put to good use for years to come.
“It was Rotary in Action at its very best.”
The Rotary club meets at Macclesfield Golf Club on most Mondays at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.
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Keith Dobson, Ray Kramer, Steve Smith and John Knight who helped to move the stroke unit