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Right Arrow Hospital shop has its finger on the pulse and is the toast of the restaurant
16 April 2007 at 10:25

The pre-operative team and restaurant staff would like to express their thanks to Audrey and Ron Stuart, who run the hospital shop at Ormskirk & District General Hospital. Audrey and Ron donate all the profit from the shop to various departments around the hospital and on this occasion they gave £630 to the pre-operative team and £875 to the restaurant.

The pre-operative team used the money to buy a much needed pulse oximeter, which may be used in a variety of situations, but is of particular value for monitoring oxygenation and pulse rates, and a wall mounted height-measuring rod to enable accurate recording of a patient’s height.

Phil Lawrence, head of the pre-operative team, commented, “This is the second time the pre-op team have benefited from the shops generosity. We are very grateful to all who use the shop, as it is there money that ultimately finds its way to help patient care. Eighteen months ago, the shop funded a total refit of the pre-operative assessment clinic suite.”

The money donated to the restaurant was used to buy a six-slice toaster, a microwave oven and a panini machine. Claire Strong, Restaurant Team Leader, said “This very generous donation has allowed us to offer a greater menu for staff and visitors who use the restaurant. The toasted paninis are already proving to be very popular. So thanks to Audrey and Ron on behalf of all our customers.”

The first photo shows Ron and Audrey Stewart with Phil Lawrence (right)

Second picture shows Ron and Audrey Stewart with Claire Strong (left) and Phyllis Owen (right), one of the shop volunteers.


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

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