The first meeting of Skegness Hospital Watch since the passing of former chair Maureen Mier took place on recently.
The meeting was a “sombre” affair, explained committee member Geoff Poulter, as councillors and members expressed kind words for Maureen’s efforts improving community health resources.
At the meeting it was discussed that Skegness Hospital’s head matron, Jackie Shaw, would like to do something at the hospital to honour Maureen.
Councillor Len Chapman suggested erecting a plaque and the placing of a bench in the hospital garden was also considered.
Since raising £40,000 for blood testing machinery, the committee were delighted that the equipment was now operational, both on the wards and the Urgent Care Centre.
As equipment was bought by the health authority, a rebate of over £15,000 has freed up money to buy a number of 24 hour heart monitors.
Committee member Bess Smith made it known that the league of friends have raised enough donated money to purchase extra beds for Skegness Hospital.
After attending Sleaford’s recent United Lincs Health Team meeting, Mr Poulter, and acting chairman Mr Gasson praised new monthly ‘listening clinics’ providing patient advice and support.