Wrexham’s Nightingale House Hospice provides equipment to get cancer patient walking

A WREXHAM hospice has provided a piece of state-of-the-art kit to get a former cancer patient back on her feet.

Nightingale House has provided Jeanne Williams, of Pentre Broughton, a hoist to get her walking – and it’s one of the first of its kind in the UK.

Jeanne was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer five years ago and ended up with two spells in hospital during lockdown and was unable to walk, before being admitted to the hospice as an in-patient in the summer.

Nightingale House’s Physiotherapist Helen Fisher was convinced the new hoist in the hospice could get her patient mobile again.

Jeanne said: “When Helen came to see me in hospital, she believed she had just the piece of equipment to help me. Within two and a half weeks I was able to get up with help and it was wonderful to feel that I was making positive progress after being immobile for so long.

“I still go to physiotherapy once a week and I am very grateful to the hospice team who have worked so hard to help me whilst I was an in-patient and make my wishes come true to get me home to my husband Dave and my son Liam in time for Christmas.

“What Nightingale House has given me to get back on my feet has been a game-changer for me and my family.”