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Right Arrow Hospital chuffed with 19,500 donation
03 July 2014 at 15:27
Organisers of a steam and vintage fair have donated £19,500 to help patients who use the Medical Day Unit (MDU) at Southport and Formby District General Hospital.

A cheque for the money was presented to Chief Executive Jonathan Parry and unit manager Sister Julie Marshall by three of the event organisers, William Hunter, John Johnson and George Harrison.

“This is a very generous gift and will be put to good use in what I know is very highly valued unit,” said Jonathan.

The Riverside Steam and Vintage Fair is held annually in April at Banks, near Southport, and all the money raised goes to local charities and good causes. This year £37,500 was raised and altogether the fair has raised £206,885 over the past six years.

The medical day unit provides therapies and treatments, including chemotherapy, to patients across Southport, Formby and West Lancashire.

Issued by Tony Ellis, marketing and communications manager
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

Telephone 01704 704494
Twitter @SONHSTrust

Notes for editors

1. Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust manages Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk and District General Hospital, and is responsible for many community healthcare services for adults in Southport, Formby and West Lancashire. We also provide sexual health services across Sefton and West Lancashire. The Trust has a budget of £186m and employs 3,600 staff. In 2013/14, we saw 248,102 outpatients; treated 61,096 inpatients; made 305,750 community care contacts outside hospital; supported the birth of 2,766 babies; and attended to 95,146 urgent care cases.