Family’s donation is warmly received by Bo’ness staff and patients

Janet Weir and hospital staff with furniture purchased in memory of her husband, David.
Janet Weir and hospital staff with furniture purchased in memory of her husband, David.
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A grateful family have donated new garden furniture to Bo’ness Hospital to thank staff for their exceptional care.

The Weir family’s donation will allow patients and visitors to sit outside on warmer days.

Janet Weir particularly wanted to thank the nurses and staff at Bo’ness Hospital for the care given to her late husband David, who died in October 2012.

Janet said: “He was looked after so very well. I thought it would be nice for the patients to have something to sit on outside rather than staying indoors all the time.

“That is what the donation was for and I am pleased they have now bought the garden furniture.

“The thing about Bo’ness Hospital is that the staff are really dedicated.

“Members of staff don’t change often so they really get to know the patients and spend time with them.”

David and Janet were married in 1964 and have a daughter Fiona Johnston, who lives in Falkirk, as well as a son, also named David, who played for Scotland and Rangers and is now manager at Brentford FC.

A spokesman for Bo’ness Hospital said: “This furniture will be well-used by the patients here.

“It is a lovely gift and we look forward to some sunny days when we can enjoy it.”

* Sam Galbraith, who died in August, was Scottish Health Minister in 1998 when he announced funding of £2.45 million for the new community hospital in Bo’ness. It provides care for older patients.