Boston mental health patients to benefit from kind donation

Published on: 2nd December 2022

Patients on a mental health ward in Boston could be treated to Christmas presents and comfort packages thanks to the generosity of the public.

Ward 12, which provides acute inpatient care for 10 males and 10 women at Boston Pilgrim Hospital, will benefit after a £500 donation was made to Lincolnshire NHS Charity.

The money was awarded by Sir Joseph Banks Delight Lodge in Horncastle after one of its members requested the ward, which is ran by Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, be recognised for providing excellent care.

A cheque was formally presented to staff on the ward on 9 November by the Lodge’s Charity Steward, John Sheehan and his colleague Peter Tasker.

“It was tremendous to hand the money over,” said Mr Sheehan, who is 78.

“I had a little brother in hospital two to three times with bipolar so visiting was a great chance to see the great care that takes place across the ward.”

Kathryn Hopkins, service manager for Ward 12, added: “I want to say a big thank you to John, Peter and their Lodge for their time and kindness of presenting Ward 12 with such a generous donation.

“This money is purely for our patients and will go a long way in helping us provide things like Christmas presents and packages/clothing for the patients in our care who can arrive with very little.” 

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