STAFF at a building society in Tetbury have fundraised to buy five infrared thermometers for Tetbury Hospital.

The thermometers have been instrumental in keeping patients and staff safe in the minor injuries unit (MIU) and X-ray department during lockdown, when these two hospital departments remained open as usual.

A spokesman for Tetbury Hospital said: "Tetbury Hospital want to say a big thank you to The Coventry Building Society in Tetbury for their incredible support in fundraising to purchase five infrared thermometers for the hospital.

"The team, who have been working so hard to provide essential services, have been delighted with their new thermometers and cannot express their thanks enough to The Coventry at this time!

"Not only this, but recently The Coventry Building Society also purchased a new ophthalmology chair for the hospital that will be used in outpatient eye clinics."

Debbie Marshall, manager at The Coventry added: “Myself and staff at The Coventry would like to say a huge thank you to Tetbury Hospital staff for all their hard work and dedication.

"We found it very hot just wearing masks for our visit, so goodness knows how they all feel wearing full PPE for hours and hours. It was a pleasure to be able to help.”