Bumper £2750 cheque presented to Ninewells plastic surgery ward

A nurse based at Stracathro Hospital has presented a cheque for £2750 to Ninewells Hospital’s Ward 27 and plastic surgery outpatients department.

Senior staff nurse Kay Smith joined by charge nurse Maureen Pirie, Kelly Greg and friends raised the money through various fund-raising activities including a sponsored hill walk up Scafell Pike in the Lake District, the highest mountain in England at 3209ft.

The group also organised a dance and raffle in the Mechanics Hall in Brechin and a pink themed afternoon tea party.

The money is being split between Ward 27 and the outpatients clinic in the plastic surgery department.

Kay was motivated to start the fundraising campaign to give something back to the department after undergoing surgery there.

Kay said she received excellent care from staff and made a very quick recovery.

Accepting the cheque on behalf of the outpatients department, senior charge nurse Marilyn Finnegan said: “We are delighted with this very generous contribution to the plastic surgery department.

“It will be used to help make stays for our patients more comfortable and to further enhance the skills of our staff.”