Specialist wheelchair for stroke patients

Specialist wheelchair for stroke patients

FRIDAY, 4 AUGUST, 2017

EMBARGOED UNTIL PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: 3.15PM, MONDAY 7 AUGUST, 2017, BISTRO, MAIN ENTRANCE, ROYAL VICTORIA HOSPITAL, DUNDEE

Specialist wheelchair for stroke patients

The Friends of Victoria have donated a specialist wheelchair to aid the recovery of stroke patients at Royal Victoria Hospital in Dundee.

A new stroke rehabilitation unit is currently being developed for adults aged over 65 who have suffered a stroke to receive dedicated rehabilitation from a multidisciplinary team with specialist knowledge and expertise.

In preparation for the opening of the new unit, The Friends of Victoria have kindly donated a specialist wheelchair which provides additional support to allow people to sit safely and in the correct position during recovery and rehabilitation.

The Friends of Victoria have been supporting Royal Victoria Hospital since the 1960s and have a team of over 20 volunteers which hosts regular fundraising events for the hospital, such as selling tea and home baking every Saturday from 2-4pm in the hospital’s bistro, as well as holding summer and Christmas fayres.

Lynne Gurmin, clinical nurse manager for older people services, said, "We value and appreciate the input that Friends of Victoria provide to patient services at Royal Victoria Hospital.”

Recent donations from The Friends of Victoria have benefited the hospital’s ward 7, the day hospital and the speech and language therapy department.

Nuala Mara from The Friends of Victoria said, “We are looking forward to continuing to support Royal Victoria Hospital for as long as we can.”

Contact:

Louise Wilson

NHS Tayside Communications

(01382) 740718