Paul Sylvester, Hospital Manager at West Cornwall Hospital (WCH) in Penzance, part of The Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust wanted to say a very big thank you to Cornwall Blood Bikes for the outstanding service they have been providing to WCH since July 2018.
In January 2018 our committee members: Chair James Forder, and NHS Liasion Jayne Penlerick started meeting with Paul, Shirley Harris, Clinical Matron and his fabulous team at Penzance, as we wanted to see if there was anyway that our free service could assist this vital hospital in the West.
The answer was very much yes, and as of July 2018 Cornwall Blood Bikes is immensely proud to have started their operational commitment to this hospital and it’s outstanding staff.
Every night we provide our free courier service from WCH to The Royal Cornwall Hospital Truro as a scheduled run as well as our demand led service.
From July 2018 to December 2018 we were informed by Paul and the management team that we had saved that one hospital in excess of £30,000!
This is a true honour and privilege to be able to help this hospital in this manner, with that money saved going directly back into patient care, improving and bringing that care closer to home.
West Cornwall Hospital is absolutely crucial to every single person who lives in the West of the County and the thousands of tourists that choose to visit this location as their holiday destination, and it is wonderful to see the hospital thriving with it’s committed and dedicated staff.
Paul and his staff held their annual WCH Christmas Ball and within that a superb raffle which raised £231.00 for Cornwall Blood Bikes.
All of Cornwall Blood Bike volunteers are exceptional proud to provide this professional and dedicated service and to be able to have such a fabulous working relationship with this hospital at the far end of our spectacular County.
Photograph Courtesy of:- Ali Curtis
Shirley Harris, Clinical Matron, Paul Sylvester Hospital Manager, PR Media Jayne Penlerick, and CBB advanced fleet bike rider Julie Morris