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Right Arrow Wheelchair donated to Eye Unit in memory of former patient - PR/27/0405
28 September 2004 at 16:31
The family, friends and neighbours of Barbara Lloyd, a former patient of the Eye/ENT Unit at Southport General infirmary, have donated a wheelchair to the unit through the Eyelash Charity. The wheelchair is for the use of other patients while in the unit. Mrs Lloyd was born on 17 February 1923 and died on 26 January 2004.

Mr Neil O’Donnell, Chairman of Eyelash, presented the wheelchair to Sister Angela Williams of the Eye/ENT Unit.

Eyelash (which stands for Eye Laser Appeal Southport Hospital) is a registered charity formed in 1984. It bought it’s first laser in 1988, with a second purchased soon after which was donated to the outpatient department and Ormskirk hospital. Since then it has raised money for various types of equipment for both hospitals, including microscopes, electronic blood pressure machines and electronic hoists for lifting patients. More recently the Eyelash day-care room was opened in Southport Infirmary where eye patients are cared for in safe, pleasant, comfortable surroundings.

The aims of the charity are not just the purchase of medical equipment but also include the provision of patient care and comfort, the support of ophthalmic treatment and research and the promotion of public awareness of eye diseases and their prevention.

Notes to Editors

Issued by Matthew King, Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust.

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