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Evening Telegraph, Thursday, Oct. 30, 1975
From the archive of Rowan Flack
Former Clinical Nurse Officer, Rushden Hospital, 1966-1990.
Transcribed by Greville Watson, 2009

TV Booster for Day Unit Patients

TV gift to Day Unit at Hospital
At the TV presentation for Rushden House Day Centre
were (left to right) Mr Ronald Barker, charge nurse,
Dr J. A. Leitch, community physician,
Miss Joy Claridge, WRVS, and Miss Audrey Perkins, WRVS organiser. 

Operating the set is staff nurse Sandra Craig.

A gift to a new hospital unit is sure to bring colour back to its elderly patients.

Mrs Audrey Perkins, district organiser for the WRVS in Rushden, presented a 26-inch colour television to the new unit at the town’s hospital.

Mr Ronald Barker, charge nurse for the wing, received the television this week.  The unit, which is geared to take 20 out patients a day, will open on Monday.  It is called Rushden House Day Hospital.

Dr J. A. Leitch, district community physician, was at the ceremony at Rushden hospital along with other medical staff.

Mrs Perkins said: “We have been saving up for a year or two.  The money was from the profits of our trolley shop, which we take to the hospital every week.

“The money we raise has to be put back into the hospital.  We have been saving frantically to get enough money together for the television.”

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