A local community group has given Leamington Spa Hospital’s stroke ward a specialist shower chair for patients.

The Provincial Grand Chapter of Warwickshire Benevolent Fund donated £4,300 for a new Carino shower chair for Feldon Ward at Leamington Spa Hospital.

The height-adjustable chair will benefit patient’s suffering from a stroke that have limited mobility.

A member of the Chapter, John Durling, asked the group to consider making the grant after the ward cared for his late wife, Heather Ann Durling.

Mr Durling said, “I am very pleased we are able to support Feldon Ward’s patients and staff with this new addition. I am grateful for the care they gave to my wife last year and I hope the new shower chair benefits many of their current and future patients.”

The shower chair enables patients to retain more dignity during washing and ensures excellent hygiene.

Feldon Ward Manager Chris Powell added, “We are incredibly grateful to The Provincial Grand Chapter of Warwickshire and Mr Durling for this very kind donation in memory of Mrs Durling. The new shower chair will really improve the experience of patients on the ward.”

SWFT Charity supports and enhances local hospitals and community services across South Warwickshire.

To learn more about fundraising for SWFT Charity, contact 01926 495321 ext. 6996 or email charity@swft.nhs.uk.