Patients at Dorothy House have received a welcome lifeline, after a potentially life-saving donation from Selwood Housing.

The housing association is making 12 of its emergency Lifeline alarm units free to use by patients of the Winsley hospice.

Jan Chivers, Selwood Lifeline co-ordinator said "Selwood Lifeline units help people with care needs to live independently in their own homes, knowing they have access help at the touch of a button.

"We decided that we wanted to help Dorothy House because, like us, they help people to continue living independently.

"We initially provided six Lifeline units on a trial basis to see how they got on, but the nurses at Dorothy House found them so useful they asked to take on another six as well."

The hospice is now distributing the units across the region to the patients who they think will benefit most from the service.

Gill Cannon, from Dorothy House said "At Dorothy House, we want to help people to continue living in their own home and so we are very pleased that Selwood Lifeline have helped 12 of our patients to do this.

"We depend on the generosity of our corporate supporters, like Selwood to enable us to help people live their lives with confidence."

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