THE Friends of Warminster Hospital have recently donated a new 50-inch television for the patients’ day room.

The old TV set had unfortunately broken just before Christmas, period, leaving patients worried they wouldn’t be able to watch the festive programmes and all their favourite shows.

Activities co-ordinator Charlotte Aldridge said, “Being in hospital over the festive period is always difficult for our patients and being able to enjoy the Queen;s speech and festive TV programmes brings some light relief. We are very grateful to the Friends for providing the television and for how quickly they delivered it.”

Longleat Ward has also been busy raising money for Freewheelers bikes. Freewheelers EVS transport blood, pathology and microbiology specimens as well as patient notes and much more. They are funded entirely by public donation and sponsorship and are an invaluable service.

Stella Fordham, Health Care Assistant, came up with the idea to raise funds through a raffle and from selling homemade food to staff. This was a huge success, raising £568.53 for Freewheeler EVS.

Freewheeler Jim Hobby visited the ward to receive the cheque on behalf of the organisation, and even managed to pick up some urgent bloods at the same time.