THE Thomas Hope Hospital League of Friends has, once again, gifted new equipment to benefit patients and staff at Langholm Health Centre.
Seven new bags have been bought for the district nurses to take out and about with them on their visits.
They are more compact and user-friendly and they come with their own wheels, too. They contain everything the nurses need and make life a bit easier for them. They also double up as backpacks.
Five new sets of weighing scales have been donated as has another hydraulic bed which will make it more comfortable for the doctors and nurses to treat patients.
Kirsty Graham, practice nurse, said: “I’m really chuffed with it. It will avoid straining my back and having to lean over to change dressings which is quite difficult.
“It’ll make such a big difference for the patients and nurses and it’s very much appreciated.”