Birthday boy’s 50th hospital treatment marked with a special donation

A grateful patient raised £670 for Pilgrim hospital’s chemotherapy suite to say thank you for the care he received.

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Mervyn Baldry presented a cheque to the staff at the United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) site while he was in hospital for his 50th cancer treatment, just a few weeks after celebrating his 60th birthday.

The cash will go towards buying books for the department for children whose family members are receiving cancer treatment.

Chemotherapy Suite Sister Mandy Logue said everyone at Pilgrim hospital is always so humbled by these types of donations.

“When Mervyn was diagnosed a few years ago, treatments for his disease were very limited so his is an amazing story,” said Mandy.

“We have some very kind and generous patients and fundraisers who make our unit extra special for others. We are truly humbled and thank them all.”

Mervyn’s wife, Annette, who works at Pilgrim hospital said: “We wanted to put something back into the hospital we’ve had so much from.

“The team in the chemotherapy suite has looked after Mervyn so kindly over the last three years.

“If it wasn’t for this treatment then it is doubtful that Mervyn would still have been with us to celebrate his 60th birthday.”