Larbert Family Say Thank You

A Larbert family who have all worked for the NHS have presented gifts to two wards in NHS Forth Valley as a thank you for the care their mother Kitty is receiving.

Sisters Amanda Murray and Lorraine Donnelly popped into Unit 1 at Falkirk Community Hospital where they handed over £600 for a turner to help patients who have had a stroke or suffer with reduced mobility. The same amount of money was donated to Ward A22 at Forth Valley Royal Hospital.

Amanda, who works as a personal carer at Loch View in Larbert and Lorraine, a Clinical Shift Co-ordinator at Forth Valley Royal Hospital, raised the money through a friend holding a psychic night and a sponsored walk of Conic Hill near Balmaha which they undertook with an aunt.

Amanda said: “When Mum took ill she has been looked after well since the day she came into hospital which was six months ago and we wanted to give something back.”

NHS Forth Valley, Senior Charge Nurse Irene Martin, added: “This is an extra piece of equipment that ensures patients are attended to more quickly which then impacts on their dignity. For example, if they wish to go to the bathroom we can transfer them more easily as they can stand on the turner, gripping the handles and then be transferred into a wheelchair.”

Amanda and Lorraine’s parents, who are now retired, both worked as Nursing Officers at the former Royal Scottish National Hospital (RSNH) in Larbert.