The Lions Club of Windsor donated two wheelchairs to Wexham Park Hospital’s Acute Stroke Unit on Wednesday (25 April) in memory of lifetime member, Harry Ovens.
After suffering a stroke in 2011, Mr Ovens was cared for on the Acute Stroke Unit at the hospital where he received specialist care until his death in April (2011). To thank the staff on the Unit for Mr Ovens’ care, The Lions Club of Windsor and Mr Ovens’ widow, Joan Ovens, decided to donate two wheelchairs to aid patients who too had suffered strokes.
“The wheelchairs will not only greatly improve our equipment resources within the Unit, they will really boost patient morale”, says Veena Benawra, Senior Occupational Therapist on the Acute Stroke Unit.
“They are a big step towards getting people to be mobile and independent again and are invaluable for morale and aiding recovery.”
Mr Ovens was an important and well-respected member of the The Lions Club of Windsor. A former President and Chairman of the Welfare Committee, he was also a lifetime member of the Lions.
Presenting the wheelchairs to the Unit was Windsor Lions Club President, Mark Fraser and Mrs Ovens.
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