QA Hospital department benefits from Lord Mayor’s fundraising

From left, head of nursing Ruth Carter, Choc business manager  Katie Beel, sister Heather Narey, The Lord Mayor of Portsmouth Cllr Frank Jonas, and matron Jane Blake Picture: Malcolm Wells (160509-5348)
From left, head of nursing Ruth Carter, Choc business manager Katie Beel, sister Heather Narey, The Lord Mayor of Portsmouth Cllr Frank Jonas, and matron Jane Blake Picture: Malcolm Wells (160509-5348)
Philip Astle, SCAS chief operating officer and, right, Paul Jefferies, assistant
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THE oncology department at Queen Alexandra Hospital has received new equipment thanks to fundraising by the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth.

Councillor Frank Jonas went to the Cosham hospital yesterday to see how care for patients will improve thanks to his donations.

People of Portsmouth raised this money and it is nice to see how the department has spent it

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As part of his term as Lord Mayor, Cllr Jonas raised cash for the Portsmouth Hospitals Charity.

This worked with the oncology department to see what new equipment they would benefit from and a Dinamap machine, which monitors patients’ vital signs, was purchased.

Ruth Carter, head of nurses and lead cancer nurse, said: ‘The department has benefitted in a big way thanks to donations.

‘It will improve the patient experience.’

Cllr Jonas added: ‘People of Portsmouth raised this money and it is nice to see how the department has spent it.

‘I hope it will make a difference.’