AIREDALE Hospital has received a helping hand to kit out its wellbeing rooms.

The Steeton hospital has received a lorryload of donated goods from technology firm Meritec.

Items included fridges, kettles and microwave ovens.

Plus, five TVs were given for use in patient areas.

Meritec was helped to get the most from its £5,000 budget by online electrics store, which provided discounts on its products and free delivery to the hospital.

The wellbeing rooms have been created to give staff somewhere to relax when they get a break.

They are also stocked with other donated items such as drinks, snacks and hand cream.

Jodie Hearnshaw, fundraising manager at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, thanked Meritec and

“This is such a generous donation and one that will really help so many staff – who can warm-up a meal or make a hot drink while they take a break,” she said.

“We have been absolutely overwhelmed by how generous people are in our local community – our phone doesn’t stop ringing with offers of help. It’s amazing!”

Steve Wilkinson, for Meritec, said: “These goods have been donated on behalf of the directors, management and all staff across our company.

“It is in true gratitude and respect for all the staff and associated workers at Airedale Hospital in recognition of the fantastic job that each and every one of them does every day to provide 24/7 protection to us in the face of adversity and to keep us all safe. We hope these items can help to lighten the load.”