Over £250 was raised by the local committee of Exeter Hospital Aid Society in 1975 to buy for patients amenities that are not available under the National Health Service.
Latest to benefit are those at Torrington Cottage Hospital, where a cheque is here seen being presented for the purchase of a ripple bed.
A cheque for £100 has been sent to Torridge Hospital, Bideford, to buy a variable height bed and bed tables have been bought by Bideford and District Hospital with £50 from the fund.
Seen in our picture are Miss B Pinsent, matron; Mr D Caldwell, assistant district administrator; Mr G Brion; Mrs R Troth, area secretary; staff nurse Mrs Anne Griffin, and Mr N Edcombe. The patient is Mrs Cecilia Law who has long been a worker for the society.
Gazette article dated 4 June 1976