£1,500 Thank You to Darlington Hospital Staff
Hard pressed staff at Darlington Memorial Hospital will be able to rest a little easier thanks to a donation from Darlington Rotary.
Hospital staff who have been working hard through the coronavirus pandemic have been given a boost following a donation of £1,500 which will enhance facilities in the hospital rest area.
More than 1,000 frontline staff will enjoy new furniture, microwaves, a television and water dispenser alongside the current facilities.
Presenting the hospital trust with the cheque, Darlington Rotary President Nigel Little said: ‘We are proud to offer this modest donation to benefit Memorial Hospital staff.
‘Their fantastic professionalism, bravery and dedication to duty continues to help save and care for many Darlington residents, including those hospitalised by this terrible virus.
Mr Little said the town owed all frontline staff a massive thank you for their ceaseless commitment.
‘Our Rotary motto is ‘Service above Self’, and there can surely be no better demonstration of this than the hospital staff.’
Receiving the cheque, Professor Paul Keane, Chair of Darlington and County Durham NHS Foundation Trust thanked Darlington Rotary.
‘We are grateful for their generosity in supporting our remarkable staff who provide dedication and compassionate care in our hospitals and communities.
‘It is always important that we support our staff in the best possible way. And this contribution will provide them with much needed additional support and comfort.’
Photo caption: Darlington Rotary Club President Nigel Little (right) presenting a £1,500 cheque for the staff of the town’s Memorial Hospital to Professor Paul Keane, Chair of Darlington and County Durham NHS Foundation Trust.