Donations help towards televisions for patients

NHS Tayside
NHS Tayside

The Prosen Ward at Whitehills Health and Community Care Centre has received a double boost with donations totally £3,000.

The Friends of Susan Carnegie Centre donated £1,000 while Kirriemuir couple Frank and Amanda Kopel handed over £2000 to the Prosen Ward endowment fund.

The Prosen Ward is a dementia assessment unit and part of the Angus Older Peoples Mental Health Service.

The Friends of Susan Carnegie Centre raise money by holding events throughout the year to help enhance patient stays in hospital.

Irene Taylor, secretary, said: “I would like to thank the local community for the tremendous support throughout the year which helped us to raise such a great amount for the ward.”

Frank and Amanda Kopel’s friends Craig and Lesley Cameron arranged a charity dance to raise money for the ward on their behalf.

Amanda said: “My husband Frank attends the ward and on each occasion he has been given a warm welcome from the staff and has been treated very well. I would like to say thank you to Craig and Lesley for arranging the dance and allowing us to say thank you to everyone on the ward and to help enhance patient stays.”

The donations have contributed to the purchase of 16 new flat screen televisions for patient bedrooms.

Accepting the cheques, Mike Easton, ward manager, said: “The staff have been raising money for the past few months for our patient comfort fund and this donation was a great boost. The new televisions have been greatly appreciated by our patients who can now watch TV in the privacy and quiet of their rooms.”