A group a hospital supporters have donated £8000 worth of equipment in memory of local people.

The Friends of St Margaret’s Hospital in Epping raised enough money to buy an ECG machine, a standing hoist and 12 fall monitors for the

Yesterday, the items were presented to Maria Owen, Modern Matron.

Phil Wing, Integrated Services Manager thanks the group.

He said: “We are extremely grateful to the Friends of St Margaret’s for their continued support and to everyone that donated, allowing us to purchase vitally needed equipment for our wards.”

The ECG machine was donated in memory of Des Slade, husband of Friends of St Margaret’s Committee member Mavis Slade, who died last year.

Bequests in memory of former committee member, Rose Hipkin and local farmer, Norman Pegrum made the generous donation possible.