The Critical Care Unit at Derriford Hospital has received a generous donation of £3,500 from Plymouth True Blues, a Rangers supporters club.
Fans of the Scottish football club recently visited to present the cheque to Spring Intensive Care, a registered charity that supports the Intensive Care Unit at Derriford Hospital.
“We are extremely grateful for this fantastic support,” said Peter Branfield, Lead Nurse in Critical Care Education at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust. “Spring Intensive Care relies completely on voluntary donations to fund specialist equipment and innovations, all seeking to improve the care of critically ill patients in Plymouth.
“This particular donation from the Plymouth True Blues has enabled us to purchase a new therapy bike, which will allow patients to begin regaining muscle strength very early on in their recovery from critical illness, and to make rapid progress in their rehabilitation.
“The charity, staff, and patients alike would like to say a huge thank you to the Rangers fans for their generosity.”
To find out more about how you can fundraise or make a donation to Spring Intenstive Care, please visit https://www.plymouthhospitals.nhs.uk/icu-spring
Alternatively, to find out more about raising money for Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, please visit https://www.plymouthhospitals.nhs.uk/fundraising