Donation - staff from Mid Cheshire Hospitals and Arighi Bianchi at Leighton Hospital as furniture is delivered (1)

A designer furniture store has added a touch of luxury to Leighton Hospital – after donating £32,000 worth of items.

Arighi Bianchi, based in Macclesfield, has provided the hospital with a range of leather armchairs, tables and wall art to be enjoyed by its staff.

The items have helped to create new or enhanced wellbeing rooms across the site for workers to rest in before, during or after their shifts.

Director Nick Bianchi said: “NHS staff have worked tirelessly over recent months to keep us and our families safe.

“It’s important that we also do what we can to look after them, which is why we are pleased to support the hospital’s wellbeing rooms and help to make them comfortable and relaxing environments.”

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which manages Leighton Hospital, now has 17 new wellbeing areas across its sites, which also include Victoria Infirmary in Northwich and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford.

Each room has been designed as a space for the Trust’s staff to enjoy time away from their busy office or clinical work settings.

Rooms also include information on the range of health and wellbeing support options available for employees.

James Sumner, Chief Executive of Mid Cheshire Hospitals, said: “We have been overwhelmed by the support from the local community throughout the coronavirus pandemic and would like to thank everyone at Arighi Bianchi for this incredibly generous donation.

“Coronavirus has undoubtedly put a strain on our staff and so it’s important we help them as much as we can to rest, rehydrate and refuel.

“This donation has allowed us to set up new or improved areas to help us do this and is already making a difference and being appreciated by our colleagues.”

(Pic: Staff from Mid Cheshire Hospitals and Arighi Bianchi come together at Leighton Hospital to distribute £32,000 worth of furniture)

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