A NATIONAL charity has donated two new wheelchairs to Burnley hospital patients.
The equipment was handed over by Path to Success, which is a charity dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities and health problems, at Burnley General Hospital.
Throughout the year charity bosses are giving wheelchairs to more than 60 NHS hospitals to coincide with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
A third wheelchair was also donated for use at the Royal Blackburn Hospital.
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust chairman Hazel Harding said: “We are extremely grateful for the donation of the wheelchairs and on behalf of the Trust, I’d like to thank Path to Success for this gift.
“The wheelchairs will bring great benefits to all our patients and will help with the transportation of seriously ill or disabled people.”
Path to Success founder Anita Choudhrie added: “We are aware of the great work that the NHS is doing to help cover patients’ requirements across the UK and we wanted to collaborate with hospitals and help some of the patients by providing the wheelchairs.”