Charity ball will raise money for Scotter Ward at John Coupland Hospital

John Coupland Hospital, Gainsborough. (G951CE)
John Coupland Hospital, Gainsborough. (G951CE)

The first ever summer charity ball to raise funds for a palliative care suite refurbishment has been announced.

Guests will enjoy a three course meal, raffle and live entertainment on the evening of Saturday, June 25, at Gainsborough Golf Club, and raise funds for the palliative care suite on Scotter Ward at John Coupland Hospital, Gainsborough.

Inspired by generous donations from the families of former patients, passionate staff have decided to raise funds to refurbish the palliative care suite and make it feel more comfortable and calming for patients and their families. The suites are divided into two rooms with separate bathroom facilities, a small kitchen and a lounge where families can stay.

Sharon Smallman, staff nurse at Scotter Ward, said: “We really want to improve the palliative care suite for both patients and their families.

“Currently the suite is dark, dated and lacks any personal touches. Patients who stay are very ill and many will sadly pass away in the suite. We want to create a more homely experience for these patients to make them more comfortable and provide a warm and friendly atmosphere.”

Healthcare Support Worker, Jackie Capetta, added: “We are really passionate about providing great care for our patients but feel the suite does not reflect our work. We have worked really hard to raise funds so far but we hope the ball will really boost the total.

“The Scotter Ward Summer Charity ball will be fantastic night and we hope to see lots of support from the community on the evening.”

Tickets are prices at £45 per person and to buy call 01427 816542.