A Larbert family who have all worked for the NHS presented gifts to two wards in NHS Forth Valley as a thank you for the care of their mother Kitty.
Sisters Amanda Murray and Lorraine Donnelly popped into Unit 1 at Falkirk Community Hospital where they handed over £600 for a turner – a piece of equipment which makes it easier for patients with reduced mobility to transfer from their bed to a chair or wheelchair. The same amount of money was donated to Ward A22 at Forth Valley Royal Hospital.
Amanda, who works as a personal carer at Loch View in Larbert and Lorraine, a Clinical Shift Co-ordinator at Forth Valley Royal Hospital, raised the money through a friend holding a psychic night and a sponsored walk of Conic Hill near Balmaha which they undertook with an aunt.
Amanda said: “When Mum took ill she has been looked after well since the day she came into hospital and we wanted to give something back.”
Amanda and Lorraine’s parents, who are now retired, both worked as Nursing Officers at the former Royal Scottish National Hospital in Larbert.