Hospital donation in memory of Frances

Some of the IPCU team alongside Nikki, John, and Jill Adhikari.
Some of the IPCU team alongside Nikki, John, and Jill Adhikari.

The family of a patient cared for in the Victoria Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) have donated a four-figure sum in her memory.

John Wyllie and his daughter Nikki raised £3,300 in memory of Frances Wyllie, who was cared for in the ICU in March 2014.

The money was generated through a number of ‘Forget Me Not Frances’ events and the total raised was split between the ICU and the NHS Blood and Transplant service. Frances and her family made the decision to donate her organs once she had died.

NHS Fife will invest the money raised by Frances’ family into providing further ongoing medical education for ICU staff. Nikki and John visited the ICU to hand over the cheque. John said: “I would like to thank all of the staff at the ICU.

“Both Frances and the family were treated with respect, kindness and dignity. In losing Frances, the family found some comfort in that she had given three others a chance of a better life.”

Specialist Nurse for Organ Donation, Jill Adhikari, said: “I was privileged enough to have met Nikki and John during Frances’ time on the unit and her family have gone on to extend Frances legacy by raising so much money in her memory. We are extremely grateful to both John and Nikki for this generous donation and the money will go towards supporting other donor families.”