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Wheelie Good Service from The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

03 Feb 2015 11:42:58

 Patients have been given a helping hand to get to their hospital appointments safely and quickly thanks to a delivery of brand new wheelchairs.

Our patients, visitors and staff told the Trust’s Governors that it was often difficult for them to find wheelchairs to use when they came into Rotherham Hospital for appointments. At a series of listing events, staff had also identified that there was a lack of wheelchairs available for patients with mobility issues or for those who might prefer to be wheeled around the hospital corridors rather than walk.

Once alerted, a team of enthusiastic colleagues took action and sourced and funded 15 brand new, easy to use wheelchairs.

The wheelchairs are now available in the main entrance of the hospital, part of The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, for use by patients, their families and carers to improve their journeys to and from appointments.

Of course, we still have volunteers and porters on hand to help out too, should further assistance be needed.

Cynthia Shaw, one of our Public Governors for The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, said: “I am simply delighted that by listening to patients we have been able to act quickly to make their time at the hospital easier and more manageable.

“As a Governor, I am so pleased that we are able to work with Trust colleagues to improve the experience our patients have. It is important that we use Trust money wisely and great that we can invest funds into enhancing the care our patients receive.”

On a recent visit to the hospital, Mr Arthur Chapman was one of the first patients to test the new chairs.
Accompanying him, Cynthia added: “Before we got the new wheelchairs, it was sometimes difficult to locate one quickly for a patient so it’s lovely to see the new ones readily available and being used.”

The Trust has also recently invested in 57 modern commodes and state of the art, hygienic, bladeless fans for the hospital’s Purple Butterfly Suite, used by patients receiving end of life care. Requests for these new pieces of equipment also came from patients, their families and our staff.


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Photo Caption, LtoR: Cynthia Shaw, Public Governor, Mr Arthur Chapman, Sarah Taylor, The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust.


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