STAFF and patients on a hospital were given a boost after receiving a new music player and bingo resources.

The gifts for Ward C10 at Royal Blackburn Hospital were purchased by the hospital’s charity, ELHT&Me, which aims to raise funds to improve patient experience in East Lancashire hospitals.

The ward requested the items as they wanted to provide some more social activities on the ward for patients who don’t receive many visits.

Laura Forster, housekeeper on Ward C10 who requested the items, said: “I just wanted to say a very big thank you to everyone who has made a financial donation to the charity, allowing us to buy the CD player and the bingo resources.

“I am sure that they will help to pass the time for many of our patients, and help the ones that don’t have visitors to feel more included. Games and music will give them the chance to be more involved with other patients.”

Denise Gee, fundraising manager at ELHT&Me, said: “This is another great example of the difference monetary donations to ELHT&Me make to the hospital and our patients. Financial donations, as opposed to gifts, empower our staff and patients to choose what would be best for them, and the charity is able to allocate that funding to provide exactly what they request.”