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Generous donation funds new hospital equipment

20 November 2018



Generous donations from the family and friends of a heart patient have funded vital new equipment for our hospital – and achieved his wish to give something back to the team that helped care for him.

Keith Humpage was looked after by our heart specialist team before he died earlier this year and he had wanted to thank them for their support, and to help other patients with heart conditions.

Fulfilling Keith’s wish, his wife Brenda kindly collected donations at his funeral and, thanks to the generosity of his family and friends, a number of pieces of equipment have now been purchased to support other heart failure patients, including home blood pressure monitoring kits, stethoscopes and oxygen saturation monitors.

Yesterday, Monday 19 November, Brenda (pictured left with the team) came to the hospital to see some of the equipment that has already been bought with the money. She said; “Mickey and all of the team were there to support and help when we needed them – there was always someone available at the end of the phone. Keith wanted to do good and this was one of his ways to help others, as well as say thank you for the care he received.”

Heart Failure Nurse Specialist Mickey Cox said the new equipment would be put to good use. “The funds have paid for vital monitoring equipment to allow us to check how patients are progressing when they are at home so that we can respond and ensure they are on suitable medication. We are really grateful to Brenda and Keith, and those who made a donation in his memory. He will be remembered and his legacy will make a real difference to our patients.”