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08 January 2007 at 08:55

The Regional Spinal Injuries Centre at Southport & Formby District General Hospital has recently received two generous donations.

In the first of these, Tom Leigh and Ray Taylor of BAE Systems at Salmesbury donated over £400 after they completed the annual Manchester to Blackpool Charity cycle ride. Tom’s wife Fiona was injured in a horse riding accident five years ago last August and was a patient on the Spinal Injuries Unit for 3 months. “We were so impressed with the treatment Fiona received, that we wanted to give something back to the unit,” said Tom at the presentation. This is the second generous donation from Tom and Ray as they donated £600 last year.

Picture shows (from left to right) Mr Pradip Sett (Clinical Director for the Spinal Injuries Centre) Tom Leigh, Ray Taylor and Paula Davies (Senior Physiotherapist)

The second donation was from Fletchers Solicitors in Southport who held a golfing day in the summer and raised around £19,000 in total. This will be spent on various pieces of equipment over the coming months. The first of these was brought to the unit recently, by Paul Moore of Mobility Aids. It is an Evolv Glider, which can be used by some patients to aid their rehabilitation. They are able to stand supported in the machine and using their upper body strength, exercise their legs. This helps with among other things, circulation, digestion, reducing the risks of pressure sores and with self esteem.The second donation was from Fletchers Solicitors in Southport who held a golfing day in the summer and raised around £19,000 in total. This will be spent on various pieces of equipment over the coming months. The first of these was brought to the unit recently, by Paul Moore of Mobility Aids. It is an Evolv Glider, which can be used by some patients to aid their rehabilitation. They are able to stand supported in the machine and using their upper body strength, exercise their legs. This helps with among other things, circulation, digestion, reducing the risks of pressure sores and with self esteem.

Picture shows Claire Higginson (Senior Physiotherapist) demonstrating the Evolv Glider with Paul Moore of Mobility Aids.

 

 

Issued by Matthew King, Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust.

Enquiries to: Matthew King Tel: 01704 704714
E-mail: matthew.king@southportandormskirk.nhs.uk