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Overgate Hospice receives donation from Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation

A nurse from Overgate Hospice with the specialist chair funded by a £1,515 donation from the Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation

Overgate Hospice began serving the Calderdale community in 1981. Overgate Hospice provides expert care, support, advice and information to patients and their families, carers and loved ones living with life-threatening illnesses .

The £1,515 donation to Overgate Hospice will be used to provide a specialist chair for additional support.

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Nurse Lucie Fenton, sister of the inpatient unit at Overgate Hospice, said: “The patients and staff at Overgate Hospice are very grateful to the Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation for funding the purchase of new recliner for patients in our inpatient unit. The new chairs will make such a difference to the people we care for, as they offer much better postural support and pressure management features.

They tilt and lift upwards to help patients get up and move around in the most painless way possible. The chairs also lie flat, so if a patient takes a dose while seated in a chair, our nurses can quickly lay them down in a more comfortable position without having to disturb them.”

Peter Jowett, Director of the Yorkshire Building Society in Brighouse, said: “We are proud to be able to support Overgate Hospice within our community in Brighouse with this gift from the Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation. The work they do to support people in the local community who are at the end of life, helping them and their families to retain their independence and dignity is something the Yorkshire Building Society is happy to support and passionate about.

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