Hospital staff ‘humbled’ by £200,000 donation left in will

Gloucestershire hospital staff said they are ‘immensely grateful’ to receive a £200,000 to their CT Scanner Appeal.

The money has come from one local supporter who chose to remember the work of NHS staff through a gift in his will to the Cheltenham and Gloucester Hospitals Charity.

Their gift has made a real difference to the charity’s appeal, which aims to raise £600,000 to fund state of the art imaging technology. This new CT Gamma Scanner combines both an external CT scan and a gamma image from within the body to diagnose conditions which otherwise cannot be found.

Dr Janelle Reyes-Goddard, head of nuclear medicine at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We are immensely grateful that someone chose to be so kind, and their gift feels all the more special arriving at this time of year. We were really emotional to think someone wanted to remember the hospitals in this way.

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“We feel like we’re a big step closer to having this technology funded for Gloucestershire, and it means so much to us to offer the best possible imaging to the community.”

Richard Smith, head of fundraising at Cheltenham and Gloucester Hospitals Charity, said: “It is truly humbling to receive a gift like this. Their kindness will be a lasting legacy for local patients and NHS staff, and our thoughts are with their loved ones this Christmas.

“We’re incredibly grateful to everyone who chooses to give a gift to the hospitals when writing their will, no matter how large or small.”

“We’d like to give our thanks to everyone who so kindly supports us not only through a gift in their will but with any donation, we deeply appreciate your generosity.”

This Christmas, you can support the charity by donating to their festive Snowflake campaign. People can leave a personal message online which will then be handwritten on to a decoration to be displayed for staff and patients during the festive season at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.

For a suggested donation of £10, a snowflake Christmas ornament can also be posted out to hang on your Christmas tree. To make a donation, visit gloshospitals.nhs.uk/charity or call 0300 422 3231.

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