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Pattonair answers plea to replace stolen televisions at Royal Derby Hospital

Derby-based firm Pattonair has lent a helping hand to the community by stepping in to replace stolen TVs at Royal Derby Hospital, part of University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust.

The new £1,500 sets will be a vital tool in aiding the wellbeing of patients affected by dementia and a welcome donation to Derby & Burton Hospitals Charity.

Headquartered at Pride Park, Pattonair has a specific ‘DIY SOS’ programme dedicated to supporting local businesses and charities throughout the year.

It learned of the situation at the hospital through an employee, and quickly set about resolving the issue by gifting replacement televisions to the three affected wards in a special presentation.

The donation, which took place last Friday, 10 January, was indicative of how something so small can make such a big difference to patients that may suffer from conditions such as dementia or delirium.

“Having a TV in a room gives it a homely feel and it really helps patients escape,” said Laura Bramley, Registered Nurse on a ward caring for dementia patients.

“Sometimes patients can feel anxious or miss home, so this can have a calming effect and help them to socialise.”

Deena, a patient staying on a ward, expressed her excitement of now being able to watch her favourite programmes.

The new televisions can be moved around the bays for all patients to watch, “The best thing is that I’ll be able to watch Corrie now!”

In 2019, Pattonair helped various enterprising initiatives across Derbyshire, demonstrating its commitment to the community through local sports partnerships and charity endeavours.

“This charity has long been close to our hearts,” said Denise Johnson, Head of Marketing at Pattonair.

“After hearing about the importance of the TV’s at the hospital, specifically to Dementia patients and their family, we thought it would be a great fit and continuation of our work for what is a truly life-changing charity.”

Over Christmas, the company witnessed first-hand the fantastic work undertaken on the wards at Burton Hospital.

This led to the business deciding to donate CD players and £250-worth of Amazon vouchers, allowing the wards to purchase exactly what they need for patients.

“Derby & Burton Hospitals charity are so grateful for the donation to our hospital and know that it will make a huge difference to our patient’s welfare. We look forward to working with Pattonair in 2020 and continue to improve the patient experience across our hospitals,” said Marie Gretton, Communications Officer for Derby & Burton Hospitals Charity.

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