Staff at the Orchard Centre have recently taken delivery of a hover mattress donated by the Friends of St Cross.

Sandra Milbourne, Rugby Locality Manager for South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust said: “The Trust would like to thank the Friends of St. Cross for generously donating a hover mattress to our community nursing team in Rugby. This vital piece of equipment enables nurses to transfer patients from their own bed on to an appropriate hospital bed, installed in their home, with minimal disruption. Without a hover mattress the transfer can sometimes cause discomfort to patients, so this is an extremely valuable asset to the team. I would like to say on behalf of the Trust how grateful we are to the Friends of St. Cross.”

Willy Goldschmidt, Vice Chairman of the Friends, said “We were delighted to be asked to provide this piece of equipment which improves the patient experience in Rugby and we look forward to reporting on further donations which will be of similar benefit to clients of the Community Service.