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Medical staff asking local people and businesses to join them raising funds

Posted on: Monday 24 Sep 2018

Staff on the Clinical Assessment, Triage and Treatment Ward at Harrogate District Hospital are calling on local people and businesses to support them in their drive to raise £10,000 to improve the experience of patients.

Money raised will go towards new bedside lockers for the storage of patients’ medication and their personal belongings. Replacing the old current lockers with new models will give staff easier access to the important medical equipment on the wall at the bedside. It will also mean the ward is a nicer environment for patients and visitors. 

CATT is a busy medical admissions unit which cares for individuals being admitted through the Emergency Department or straight from their GP.

The team has already made contact with local businesses who have very kindly donated amazing gifts for a raffle, such as days out, vouchers, experiences and meals. Tickets are going on sale very soon. Further donations are always welcome – please email Claire.Wells@hdft.nhs.uk.

A bake sale is taking place at Harrogate District Hospital main entrance on Wednesday 26 September – everyone is welcome to buy cakes!

The team are also planning a sponsored walk and are currently planning out a unique, safe route.

Claire Wells, Trainee Nursing Associate on CATT, said: “We’re a team who works really closely together for the benefit of our patients, providing high quality care for local people. However, our environment needs enhancing and that’s why we’re putting so much effort into our fundraising. The more support we have the quicker we can raise the money needed to help to improve our patient environment. Please get involved if you’re able to!

“We are proud of our team on CATT and we work together to give care that we can be proud of. We are also proud to work at Harrogate District Hospital and have had great support from Harrogate Hospital and Community Charity.”

If anyone would like to donate to the campaign, there is a donation box on CATT (First Floor, Strayside Wing, Harrogate District Hospital). Alternatively:

TEXT: HEAL58 followed by a space then either £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 to 70070.

ONLINE: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/catt-cash

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For further information please contact:

Paul Widdowfield, Communications and Marketing Manager, paul.widdowfield@hdft.nhs.uk and 01423 557470.