Thanks to a generous donation of £9,000 from the West Riding Masonic Charities Ltd, Leeds Hospitals Charity has been able to upgrade three staff spaces for our hardworking NHS staff at Leeds Teaching Hospitals.

This includes the refurbishment of the switchboard staff room at Leeds General Infirmary. The Switchboard is a 24-hour service, with staff working around the clock, so their staff room was in urgent need of an upgrade.  Now, the space has been completely transformed and provides a more welcoming environment for staff to relax and recuperate during long shifts.

The hospital Switchboard supervisor said: “The staff are really happy. It gives the whole room a nice tidy, modern vibe compared to before.”

In addition to this, the West Riding Masonic Charities Ltd have helped revive an outdoor space for staff at Chapel Allerton Hospital and renovate a staff room at the David Beevers Day Unit at St James’s Hospital, which provides post-operative care for patients undergoing various surgical procedures.

Ed Morris, Charity Chairman for Yorkshire West Riding Freemasons Leeds area said: “We are so pleased that our donation has helped three hospitals in Leeds and made such a difference. We all appreciate the NHS has been under a lot of pressure and are most grateful for the dedication of the staff. This was a small way us Freemasons in Yorkshire West Riding could say thank you.”

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