The Friends have recently donated 4 bariatric chairs and an extra examination couch for use by patients attending the Diabetes Centre at the Hospital of St Cross.

Kim Swinhoe, Diabetes Specialist Nurse at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, said “The bariatric chairs are invaluable for the care comfort and dignity of our patients who are trying to lose weight”.

 “The number of patients we are seeing in Rugby has increased significantly since the unit was opened and this extra examination couch has enabled us to better use another room in the building to meet this demand.”

Willy Goldschmidt, Chairman of the Friends, said “These donations fulfil two aims of the Charity in helping to improve the patient experience and also facilitating the increase in the use of the Hospital so that fewer patients have to travel for their treatment.”

Photo  by Bob Mercer – the team at the Diabetes Centre try out one of the new bariatric chairs.