The operating theatres are the heart of any hospital, and at the Horton General there are around 70 staff working in them.

It’s a demanding job and these are truly dedicated teams. So we have been delighted to be able to fund improvements to the staff rooms for all Horton Theatre Staff and also ceiling art for patients to help them as they go under anaesthetic.

Karen Wentworth-Foster, anaesthetics lead for the Horton Theatres, is thrilled with the support.

She told us:  ‘The ceiling art is fantastic  because they give patients something to focus on as they go under anaesthetic - we have bought the outside inside by using the seasons spring summer autumn and winter and it really does brighten the department up and help patients relax.’

‘We are also thrilled with the improvements to the staff room. It is important because there isn’t really time for staff to go to the hospital restaurant to take a break or have some food. The old kitchen and staff room were really tatty and a bit demoralising for staff really. The support from the hospital charity allowed us to have a new kitchen, with simple things like a decent fridge and kettle, and also comfortable and bright furnishings for the staff room.

‘These may seem like little things but the boost to staff morale has been really noticeable so we are incredibly grateful to the kind people who have made donations to make this possible.”

Simple improvements like this are only possible thanks to your support.  If you’d like to know more about how you, your business, group or society can help make a difference call 01865 743444 or email [email protected]