The family of a patient who received dedicated, attentive care whilst being treated in the Acute Medical Unit (AMU) at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital (RBH) have funded a lifesaving pacing defibrillator in her memory via Bournemouth Hospital Charity.
Susan (Suki) Roberts endured a progressive disability and had very complex medical issues. The family put aside over £3,000 to spend on equipment that Suki would need but sadly she passed away before they were able to spend the money. They wanted the money to help others and so funded an upgrade to a defibrillator on AMU.
The defibrillator allows for a temporary means of pacing a patient’s heart during a medical emergency. This machine has already been used on AMU, improving the management of a critically ill patient.
Kelly Spaven, Matron in AMU, said, “We are really grateful for the donation from Suki’s family. The defibrillator has already saved lives and I know that many others will benefit from this in the future.”
Lindsey Sturman, Fundraising Manager from Bournemouth Hospital Charity, said, “Suki’s family were so grateful to the staff on AMU who treated her. The donation was a way of expressing their gratitude for the patience, tolerance and understanding from the doctors and nurses when dealing with the complexities of Suki’s medical conditions.”