Hospitals and nurses across the region are set to benefit from £48,000 in donations from the Bradford-based Sovereign Health Care Charitable Trust.

Six Yorkshire hospital trusts have been awarded £8,000 to support nurses training and hospital initiatives as part of the Trust’s annual donations to organisations and charities. Hospitals including Bradford Royal Infirmary and St Luke’s will benefit.

Nicola Lees, director of nursing at Bradford District Care Trust, said: “We’re delighted once again to receive such a generous donation from Sovereign. The money will be used in consultation with the Trust’s Nursing Council.”

Russ Piper, trustee of the Charitable Trust and chief executive of Sovereign Health Care added: “We are committed to supporting the vital services provided by regional hospitals and the excellent work of nurses.”