Family donates radios to Worksop hospital ward to thank staff for top care

Staff on a ward at Bassetlaw Hospital received a donation of digital radios from a family who wanted to say “thank you” for the care they received.

By Lucy Roberts
Wednesday, 14th October 2020, 10:31 am
Jacqueline Jackson's family pictured with Ward C1 staff.
Jacqueline Jackson's family pictured with Ward C1 staff.

Jacqueline Jackson, from Woodsetts, was a patient on Ward C1 and sadly passed away in April this year.

The family wanted to thank the team who looked after Jacqueline and returned to the ward with seven DAB Digital radios, which will benefit patients on the ward and keep them entertained.

Carolyn Fox, Jacqueline’s daughter, said: “As a family we wanted to do something to thank the team for the fantastic care and support mum received and for making a terrible experience more bearable.

"Due to Covid-19 restrictions, flowers weren’t allowed at mum’s funeral so we asked for donations for the ward and with the money purchased radios for patients, particularly those who may not be receiving visitors at this moment in time.”

Michelle Cookson, C1 ward manager, said: “I would like to say a big thank you to the Jackson family.

"This very generous donation will benefit our patients who may not have any of their own devices to keep them entertained and stimulated.

"Jacqueline had been a patient on our ward on a number occasions over the last few years and we got to know the family really well and as a team we always try our very best to support the families of our patients as much as possible.”

Jacqueline Jackson’s family is pictured above with Ward C1 staff at the hospital. The gentleman in the photo is exempt from wearing a mask due to medical reasons.

Bassetlaw Hospital chiefs welcomed a £14.9 million investment at the end of last year and are now working on improving the hospital using the funds.

The money is being spent fixing up the exterior of the hospital and the children's ward is being moved next to the Emergency Department.

If you would like to get involved in fundraising for the hospital, or would like to know more about support and sponsorship, contact the communications team on 01302 644244, email [email protected] or head to www.dbth.nhs.uk/charity.