In February, our Falmouth Community Hospital staff presented the local Cornwall Blood Bikes with a cheque for £400, raised through Christmas hamper raffles.
Cornwall Blood Bikes are a group of self-funded volunteers who provide an “out of hours” free courier service to NHS partners across Cornwall. Operating 5pm to 7am Monday to Friday, and 24 hours weekends and bank holidays, the Cornwall Blood Bikes deliver and collect blood, pathology samples, medication, medical supplies, instruments, breast milk, medication and much more, saving the NHS in Cornwall in excess of £200,00 in taxis and couriers.
At the presentation, Brian Reynolds, John Penlerick and Jayne Penlerick from the Cornwall Blood Bikes were invited onto the hospital ward to meet with patients and to learn more about the care given by the hospital’s dedicated staff.
Cornwall Blood Bikes Advanced Fleet Bike Rider, Brian Reynolds, commented: “On behalf of Cornwall Blood Bikes we would like to say a heartfelt thank you to all the staff and patients for this outstanding donation that will truly keep our wheels turning and allow us to continue helping yourselves and other hospitals.”