An initiative by Leigh & Wigan Rotary Clubs, the NHS and Wigan Council has been declared a roaring success!
Lots of people have found it difficult to return Hospital Equipment after they have finished using it, even when it still looks brand new. That recently changed as Wigan Council established a department that can clean, repair and refurbish Crutches, Zimmer Frames, Perching Stools, Commodes, Wheelchairs and other items.
Following a successful collection of surplus equipment last year, Leigh & Wigan Rotary Clubs staged another event last weekend saving the NHS around £2500.
Following a collection at the Tesco store, Leigh Rotarys President Frank Bowker said, This was a terrific community project, saving money for the local Hospital Trust. Lots of people turned up with Zimmer and Walking frames, Crutches, Bed Frames and many other items. We were pleased to receive many nice comments about this initiative and would like to thank the general public and Leigh Tesco for their support.
In a co-ordinated effort, a similar collection was made by the Wigan Rotary Club at Sunshine House in Wigan.
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