Patients at the Queen’s Medical Centre have been beating the heatwave thanks to a Gamston-based crematorium
As temperatures across the country soared in the last month,so did the heat inside the city’s biggest hospital.
Nottingham Pet Crematorium owners, John and Rita Harbury-Carlisle, donated 10 electric fans to wards B48 and C52 after witnessing the sweltering heat on the wards when Rita’s mother was in for treatment.
Rita said: “My mum Joan was so well looked after on those wards we wanted to do something to help.
“The staff are amazing but unfortunately the wards get incredibly hot because off all the large windows.
“It becomes uncomfortable for the staff and patients. We thought the fans would help.
“Mum is 97 years young and we noticed the difficult conditions caused by the heat.
“We are delighted to help, we just want to make a stay in hospital as comfortable as possible.
“We donated 10 fans to ward F19 a few years ago and the staff were very appreciative, we hope these will help just as much.”
Ward sister, Helen Chilton, said: “The kind donation of these fans will make such a difference to the patients and staff on the ward.
“The ward can get exceptionally hot even during normal summer days, never mind during a heatwave, and we often run out of fans to offer to patients and to help keep staff areas cool.
“The addition of these fans will help create a far nicer environment for staff and patients alike and we are extremely grateful to receive them”.