Councillor funds chairs for cancer ward after undergoing his own treatment

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A COUNCILLOR has found a way to ease the recovery of cancer patients in a Portsmouth Hospital after undergoing his own treatment there.

Clanfield Councillor Nigel Wren has raised money for four high-backed chairs for the oncology wards in Queen Alexandra Hospital, where he spent time last year.

He was diagnosed with cancer in May 2017 and underwent intense chemotherapy at the hospital.

Cllr Wren said: ‘The chemo was incredibly draining, and all we had to sit in were the normal waiting room chairs. I had a whinge and the staff found some reclining chairs for me. I decided better chairs were needed to help others going through cancer and began fundraising.’

Senior Sister Heather Narey said: ‘These chairs have made a huge difference.’