Lister Hospital buys 12 new nebulisers from donation
(2nd August 2002)
A generous donation given in memory of a former Lister Hospital porter has enabled staff to buy 12 new nebulisers to help people with breathing difficulties.
Former porter Bob Hindle, 64, died on 23rd December 2001 after a battle with lymphoma. He was a porter at the Lister Hospital for 18 months, before falling ill with cancer last year. He was one of eight children, and leaves two grown-up sons, Peter and Paul.
His family wanted to help the hospital in Bob's memory and asked family and friends to give donations instead of flowers at his funeral on 4th January. Bob's family presented £752 to the respiratory nursing service at the hospital.
Yvonne Jeffs, Macmillan lung specialist nurse, said: "We are very grateful to Mr Hindle's family for this very kind donation. These new nebulisers will help a great many people and it is a lovely way to provide a lasting tribute to Mr Hindle."
Members of the Hindle family have asked for the following comments about Bob to be passed on to reporters: "Bob was a big hearted, strong, generous man with a big smile. He used to go out of his way to help his family and friends, not just in words, but in deed. His family relied upon him.
"At Hatfield he was a retained fireman for 18 years until 1991. He was also a member of the Freemasons for more than 25 years. On his retirement as a businessman he decided he wanted to do something worthwhile, and so he worked as a porter at the Lister Hospital for approximately 18 months, until he became ill.
"He was an advocate of donating to the direct purchase of equipment for charity. When he became ill he was so impressed with the care and attention he got when visiting the Lister from the lung cancer specialist nurses, that his sons decided that Bob would've liked money to go towards the purchase of equipment for that department, and financed the donation of nebulisers and small equipment from family and friends."
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