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Brothers saddle up for Alex Hospital

Brothers saddle up for Alex Hospital Brothers saddle up for Alex Hospital
Updated: 10:02 am, May 07, 2015

A PAIR of borough brothers cycled more than 75 miles to raise £1,000 for a new bladder scanner at the Alexandra Hospital.

Scott and Stuart Few, along with friends, cycled from Solihull to Oxford to raise the money for the piece of equipment on Ward 2 in memory of their father.

Keith Few was cared for at the hospital from November 2013 to February last year but he sadly passed away from complications related to diabetes.

The football fanatic was popular with residents after managing numerous teams including Studley Football Club under 15s, Feckenham Football Club under 15s, Alvechurch Football Club under 18s and Alvechurch reserve team.

The family were so impressed by the care and treatment he received they wanted to give something back to the ward.

The funds were added to £5,000 raised by the League of Friends and the new scanner is now being used on the ward.

Scott said: “All the staff on Ward 2 were fantastic. The way they treated my dad was incredible. We noticed the ward were raising money for a new bladder scanner.

“Whenever dad needed a scan the nurses had to go to other wards to see if they had one available. It just seemed right to help them get their own after the care they’d given dad.”

Ward sister Shirley Hodgetts said: “Our lives are so much easier on the ward now. We are able to scan patients as soon as they need, there’s no waiting around for us to find a scanner first.

“We are so grateful to the family and the League of Friends for helping us improve the care of our patients.”