Kirkcaldy hospital’s welcome reception for TV donation

Davie Nelson and the fundraising team has raised funds and bought  10 new televisions for Victoria Hospital. Picture by Steven Brown Photography

Davie Nelson and the fundraising team has raised funds and bought 10 new televisions for Victoria Hospital. Picture by Steven Brown Photography

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The cardiology department at Victoria Hospital is a ‘picture’ of good health thanks the kind hearted members of a Glenrothes social club.

Members of the CISWO Club in Glenrothes recently raised around £3500 which has since been used to purchase ten state-of-the-art new flat screen televisions which have been presented to staff at Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy.

Fundraisng started six months ago after members were heard discussing the lack of recreational and TV provision in the cardiology department at the hospital.

A number of club members regularly rely upon, or have relatives who use the department.

Deciding to put right the situation and help with a donation, club members set about raising funds for the hospital ward.

“The department not having any televisions for patients or visitors had been mentioned a few times in a short space of time so the club contacted staff at the hospital to see if there was any way we could help,” said David Nelson, club secretary.

“People have been fantastic and very willing to help us raise enough to buy the ten televisions.”

The generous donation has been warmly welcomed by staff in the cardiology department.

Marie Paterson, senior charge nurse in the cardiology ward told the Gazette: “This is a very generous donation and one which will benefit both cardiology inpatients and those attending our clinics.

“The televisions will assist cardiology services users by offering a source of entertainment, providing a distraction and helping them keep up-to-date with what is happening in the outside world.”

The ten television screens are expected to be fitted and working this month.