Equipment donation is ‘thank you’ for Roy’s care

Pauline Brogan-Hewitt (left) presents equipment to sister Linda Williams, community staff nurses Fiona Main, Sarray Murray and Jacinta Riley, and clinical manager Garry Buckton at Todmorden Health Centre.
Pauline Brogan-Hewitt (left) presents equipment to sister Linda Williams, community staff nurses Fiona Main, Sarray Murray and Jacinta Riley, and clinical manager Garry Buckton at Todmorden Health Centre.

A WOMAN has presented equipment worth almost £2,000 to NHS staff who cared for her husband.

Pauline Brogan-Hewitt, of Todmorden, funded two syringe drivers with money collected at and after the funeral of her husband, Roy Hewitt.

Roy, who suffered with heart failure, was cared for at home by members of the district nursing team until he died in May.

Rather than flowers at the funeral, Pauline asked friends, family and colleagues to donate money for the equipment - small portable pumps which can be used to continuously administer painkillers and other medicines.

Pauline said: “This is a very important piece of equipment and we knew that it would be of benefit to others. Roy would have wanted this.

“I, and my family, would like to say a big thank you to everybody for being so generous.

“In particular, we would like to thank the district nurses for their dedication and support and, in general, the NHS who looked after Roy very well over the years.”