Late patient’s donation helps caring nurses

The home oxygen team at Blackpool Victoria Hospital has paid tribute to a late patient for a donation to help them perform their day to day jobs.

The team, Mel Rosebury and Hannah Whittaker, received funding from patient Kev Allen to buy two bags to help them transport the blood gas analyser machines they use to assess patients.

Unfortunately Mr Allen, who had been treated by the pair for about four years, died shortly after the bags were purchased but was delighted when he was shown them in use.

Mel said: “Kev was one of our most entertaining patients and he could see we were struggling to transport our equipment. He asked how he could help and he paid for two new bags for us which have been a massive help to us.

“It is really sad that Kev died so soon after we bought the bags. They are perfect and we are so grateful that he thought of us even though he was so ill.”


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