St Cross donation will get patients moving

'Most grateful'  Physiotherapist Devesh Chohan and technical instructor Clare Hannington-Davies. Photo: Bob Mercer
'Most grateful' Physiotherapist Devesh Chohan and technical instructor Clare Hannington-Davies. Photo: Bob Mercer

Physiotherapy patients in Rugby will benefit from new equipment paid for by the Friends of St Cross.

The group has donated devices called ‘goniometers’, which measure the range of movement that people have in their joints and the progress made during a course of treatment.

Kate Stevenson, outpatients physio team leader, said “These goniometers are a higher quality, more durable and easier to read, than the standard ones which they replace. We are most grateful for all the support we have received from the Friends who also provide two treatment couches earlier in the year.”

Willy Goldschmidt, communications lead for the Friends of St Cross, said: “This is an example of one of the smaller donations that we have made to help make a difference for the patient experience at St Cross.

“Last year the total we spent on equipment donations was £64,000 and this year we expect to spend approximately £140,000, including the costs of the project to relocate the Blood Taking Unit so maintaining our record of donating an average of over £100,000 every year for the past 11 years.”

Lists of previous years donations and stories about those made in recent times can be seen on the Friends’ website at www.fsx.org.uk.

The Friends are running an appeal with the Advertiser to raise £60,000 for a new blood-taking unit at St Cross.