The Friends of St Cross has donated two specialist plinths to help larger patients at the town’s hospital.
The bariatric treatment plinths have been delivered to dermatology section in the out patients building and the physiotherapy department at the Hospital of St Cross.
Kate Stevenson, out patients physio team leader, said: “The new plinths are ideal for bariatric patients as they are that bit wider and sturdier than the standard plinth which the Friends donated last year.
“They are more comfortable and come with side rails which makes them safer for patients and staff when patients move onto their sides.”
Tina Hardiman, sister in charge of out patients, said: “The team in dermatology were delighted to receive this donation from the Friends as they are seeing an increasing number of bariatric patients with skin disorders and the standard plinths are not as suitable for their treatment as they do not provide the same level of support.
“The new plinths have an extra adjustable section which is a great help for positioning patients. With the assistance from the Friends we are able to provide an improved local service which we know is much appreciated by our staffm and our patients.”