Generous nativity crib donation
Thank you to patients and visitors who donated money to the Knights of St Columba nativity crib at Lincoln County Hospital. The Knights of St Columba is a Catholic fraternal service organisation who donate their time and raise funds for charitable causes. Provincial Grand Knight for Nottingham Diocese Martin Cook and Grand Knight for Lincoln Council Timothy Mavers-Chance presented a cheque to Reverend David Knight Senior Chaplain and Bereavement Service Manager at United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust.
Reverend Knight said: “We are really grateful for both the witness of having the crib at the hospital as a reminder to people of the meaning of Christmas and also the donation that is being made today. This will be used by the chaplaincy and bereavement service charitable fund for the benefit of our patients. A massive thank you to the Knights of St Columba and also everyone who made a donation.”
For more information about the Knights of St Columba please visit: https://www.ksc.org.uk/?Itemid=72&gid=64&option=com_docman&task=cat_view
Redesign of the Pilgrim children’s ward
The redesign of the ward has been funded through donations from local businesses and groups including the Spalding Model Railway Club and the 5th Boston Scouts, who raised money by cycling from Boston to Lincoln. The underwater themed mural is being created by local painter Bryan Tatt who specialises in creating playground murals for schools and nurseries in the Lincolnshire area.
Profiling beds for Lincoln County Hospital – £9,000
These were purchased for Lincoln Hospital Critical Care Unit to upgrade older beds. They will improve patient comfort and safety, making it possible for them to adjust their own beds and in doing so improve the length of stay. They will also make manual handling a lot easier for staff.
Patient monitors for children’s ward at Lincoln County Hospital
The children’s ward at Lincoln County Hospital have purchased six patient monitors which cost nearly £12,000. These will be used to monitor patients and enable early detection of any changes in their health. These were purchased from funds made up of numerous
donations made to the children’s wards.
Grantham family donate equipment to children’s hub to help preserve dignity in death
The Fardell family from Grantham have donated £5,000 to the children’s hub at Grantham and District hospital to purchase a cooling mat to be used by families with terminally ill children who would like their children to remain at home around the time of death.
Redevelopment of Skegness radiology department – £98,00
Redeveloping the Skegness radiology department has allowed for a much improved patient experience and induced greater confidence in the services radiology provides. Staff now have a much improved working environment and the patient flow will be enhanced through the new design of waiting and changing facilities, together with interconnection between the viewing area and the reception.
Ocular coherence tomography machine for Grantham Hospital – £46,500
This machine was purchased for Grantham Hospital to provide a service that was previously performed at Lincoln County Hospital. The scans will be able to be performed in-house which will result in a reduction of waiting times.
20 ambulatory syringe pumps for Pilgrim Hospital – £24,000
These were purchased for Pilgrim Hospital and will offer greater safety and consistency across the whole of Lincolnshire. These are essential for the effective symptom management in palliative care.
Video conferencing equipment for cardiac catheter labs – £30,000
This was purchased to enable a multi-site participation in reviewing cardiology cases and the sharing of images from the cardiology PACS system via video conferencing. It will also enable training to take place through displaying presentations, sharing desktop input from PCs/laptops and allow group participation in events by connecting to other Trust’s video conferencing rooms. It also has the potential to provide real-time viewing of the catheter labs.
20 four section profiling beds for Grantham Hospital – £22,000
These were purchased for Grantham Hospital to upgrade older beds. They will improve patient comfort and safety, making it possible for them to adjust their own beds and in doing so improve the length of stay. They will also make manual handling a lot easier for staff.
Two resusci anne simulators for Lincoln County Hospital – £16,000
These were purchased for Lincoln County Hospital to be utilised in the teaching of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). They include a feedback device that measures the CPR performance, assesses the results of the performance and facilitates precise feedback to the instructor. This will mean that instructors will be able to give clear advice on how to improve their performance.