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Concert for critical care unit after treatment they gave to ladder fall victim

Flute Harp poster 2018 All saints ChurchA fundraising concert is being held in Bury St Edmunds to help raise money for the critical care unit at the West Suffolk Hospital following treatment they gave to a ladder fall victim.

It is going to be held at All Saints Church, in Park Road, on Sunday, April 22, at 2.30pm, and features the duo of Carol Skinner, on flute, and Stuart Green, on the harp.

The Spring Concert has been organised to help boost the funds of the My WiSH Charity, which supports the hospital, with money raised from the event going towards the unit.

It is being held as a “thank you” to the staff for caring for Ian Payne who has received treatment at the West Suffolk since he was first admitted back in 2016.

His wife Rosy said it came after he fell off a neighbour’s garage roof in Bury back in November 2015 hitting his head which led to him suffering a traumatic brain injury

The 63-year-old was rushed to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, in Cambridge, and was in a coma for 10 days. He spent four-and-a-half months in the hospital before he was transferred to the West Suffolk the following March.

But worse was to follow for Mr Payne as he contracted C difficile in the Spring of 2017 and was five weeks at the hospital, first in the intensive treatment unit, where staff saved his life, and then in the F12 ward in recovery.

He now attends the Icanho Centre, in Stowmarket , which provides a comprehensive community rehabilitation service for him,

“Friends and people have rallied round to help Ian,” said Mrs Payne. “And one of the things that Stuart Green decided to do was to put on a concert and raise money for the charity. It seemed very appropriate as it’s a charity close to many people’s hearts in Bury, especially ours.

“Ian is on the road to recovery now and that’s down to the continuous work of the health professionals and at critical moments the West Suffolk Hospital has played an important part in this.

“He is beginning to get about a bit now and is extremely determined,” added Mrs Payne.


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