Charity donation helps Danetre Hospital patients

Palliative ward sister Patsy Hatfield, Arthur Pritchett from the Friends of Danetre Hospital, and Emily Barton-Lewis from the Gary Barton Memorial Trust on the new mattress and control unit
Palliative ward sister Patsy Hatfield, Arthur Pritchett from the Friends of Danetre Hospital, and Emily Barton-Lewis from the Gary Barton Memorial Trust on the new mattress and control unit

Patients and staff at Danetre Hospital in Daventry will benefit from a new mattress paid for with donations from a local charity.

The Gary Barton Memorial Trust handed over a cheque for more than £4,000 to the Friends of Danetre Hospital, which has been used to provide an air mattress to avoid pressure sores.

Patsy Hatfield, palliative ward sister, said: “The mattress can be controlled so the air in it moves the patient and relieves pressure on them.

“It’ll help the patients because they won’t have to be disturbed to be moved, it’ll help avoid pressure sores as well.”

Emily Barton-Lewis, Gary Barton’s daughter, said: “We always provide items for the hospital that make it more comfortable for them here.”