Basildon hospital benefits from Rotary Club donation

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ROTARY Club of Brentwood a Becket representatives Greg Roberts and Neville A. Brown holding the nebulisers to give to staff on Florence Nightingale Ward

A local Rotary Club has helped out respiratory patients this winter with additional equipment for the wards at Basildon University Hospital.

The Brentwood à Becket Rotary Club donated six nebulisers in total. Two went to Orsett Hospital and four to Florence Nightingale and Marjorie Warren wards at Basildon University Hospital.

A nebuliser helps you breathe in medicine as a mist, through a mask or a mouthpiece and are used by patients with respiratory conditions, such as COPD, asthma and bronchiectasis.

Greg Roberts, (pictured far left), chairman of the community service and vocational committee, said: “We always try to give money to something specific, we always try to give locally and the cause is often something close to our hearts.”

Dr Dipak Mukherjee, respiratory consultant thanked the Rotary Club. He said: “These extra nebulisers will be very useful, especially as we are coming into the winter season when there is a rise in the number of patients admitted with respiratory problems.”

If you would like to make a donation to a ward or department in the hospital, you can find out more information on our website: http://www.basildonandthurrock.nhs.uk/fundraising

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