Family's donation in memory of Avril

Family honour Avril's memory with Critical Care Unit donation

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Andrew and Penny with the Critical Care team

A Peterborough family have kindly donated funds towards a new respiratory machine for the Critical Care Unit at Peterborough City Hospital.

Andrew Ward and his sister Penny Compton presented £500 to the Critical Care Team following the death of Andrew’s wife Avril in March this year. Sadly Avril had been a regular patient on the Critical Care Unit having been admitted four times in the past two years. They chose to donate to the unit after collecting donations at Avril’s funeral.

Andrew said: “The care my wife received in the unit was brilliant.  I am sure that it was their care and sheer determination that Avril pulled through the first three times she was admitted.  She couldn’t have been in a better CCU, the care was second to none.”

Marie Caston, Sister in the Critical Care Unit, said: “We are so grateful to Andrew and Penny for this donation. It will make a big difference to the funds we are raising towards a new respiratory machine for the unit, so that we can help other patients who need it.”

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