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Buggies thank you from patient

Posted onPosted on 6th Dec
Buggies thank you from patient

King’s Mill Hospital has taken delivery of two new patient buggies thanks to a donation of £22,155 from Alan Taylor of the Taylors Transport Group – UK & International, Huthwaite.

The buggies were presented to the hospital’s Voluntary Services by the company’s managing director, Alan Taylor, as
a thank you for the care he received at the hospital.

A sufferer of ulcerative colitis, Alan had previously used his medical insurance to arrange treatment at a private hospital, having three operations in two years. After twice suffering from complications, he was taken by ambulance to King’s Mill, requiring facilities which were not available in the private hospital.

He said: “Mr Menon and all the team were brilliant. The quality of care and the environment are fantastic and I’m now 110% better. In fact, I feel better than I have for around 20 years and am playing squash, living and breathing work.

“I ended up spending three months in total in King’s Mill, and would happily recommend the hospital to anyone who needs treatment. I have now agreed with my senior managers that, as we have such great NHS care on the doorstep, we will no longer be signing up for private healthcare.”

Alan’s company held a garden party in the summer for colleagues, suppliers and customers, to raise funds for King’s Mill. With transport close to his heart, Alan topped up the funds to enable the purchase of two specially-branded buggies.

King’s Mill’s patient buggy service transports patients around the hospital seven days a week, with 29 volunteer drivers completing approximately 1,000 journeys each week. The service is provided from the main reception area from 8am-8pm, Monday to Friday; 10am-4pm, Saturdays; and 1-4pm; Sundays.

Pictured are King’s Mill volunteers with, front row from left, Christine Hill, of Taylors Transport, Sherwood Forest Hospitals non-executive director Tim Reddish, Alan Taylor, King’s Mill volunteer Brian Shepherd and Mrs Taylor, far right, front row.