Friends of St Cross donation means more surgery at Rugby’s hospital

Charge nurse Francis Millan and healthcare assistant Jodie Insley. Photo by Edward White.
Charge nurse Francis Millan and healthcare assistant Jodie Insley. Photo by Edward White.
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New equipment donated by the Friends of St Cross means more shoulder surgery can be undertaken at the town’s hospital.

The fundraising group has donated a set of arthroscopy instruments which will be used to help stabilise shoulder joints during surgery.

Hospital of St Cross charge nurse, Francis Millan, said: “This new equipment means that we can undertake even more shoulder surgery at St Cross.”

Willy Goldschmidt, communications lead for the Friends, said: “We understand that approximately 70 per cent of all elective orthopeadic operations for patients from Rugby and Coventry are now carried out at St Cross and the Friends are always keen to support initiatives which bring more services to St Cross.

“Of course we can only do this thanks to the generosity of the community and the support for our Diamond Jubilee Appeal has meant that we can continue to make donations of this type whilst committing to the major project to relocate the blood taking unit.”

The Friends hope to raise a minimum of £60,000 as part of the group’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

Go to www.fsx.org.uk