Ashford Hospital has a new Action 3 reclining wheelchair thanks to the generosity of former patient Mike Clark.
Mike gave £1,100 to the hospital's Chaucer Ward for the new wheelchair and the Ashford Stroke Klub also donated £250 for a tray-table and head rest for the chair. Team Leader Neurological Physiotherapist, Jennifer Jenner who supported Mike throughout his rehabilitation said: "This wheelchair is lightweight and much easier to self-propel than our other chairs. The fully adjustable armrests, leg rests and back rest allow really good postural support and comfort for those who use it. It also reclines which helps those who get tired quickly when sitting upright. This is a great addition to our ward and fills a gap in what we are able to offer patients.
Mike was brought into Chaucer ward in August 2015 following a metastatic spinal cord injury. He was only able to wiggle his big toes when he first came to the ward and left in September 2015 walking with a frame. He has made an amazing recovery and is now walking with the help of crutches.