A Burton business owner is preparing for the walk of a lifetime to thank the town’s hospital for the help it gave his father in his final days. David Gibbs, owner of furniture firm Coytes, is set to walk seven national parks in seven days with friends Tim West and Paul Ainger to raise money for the stroke ward – ward eight – at Burton’s Queen’s Hospital. The ward looked after David’s father, also called David, who suffered a “catastrophic” stroke two years ago. He was on the ward for five days before he died at the age of 68. His son, 45, said: “We were bowled over by the care the nurses gave him in his last few days. It was just a sad end to what happened. “Now I think it would be great to give something back to the hospital. “It would be my dad’s 70th birthday this year and I want to do something to remember him. “Everything that we raise will go to the ward and new equipment. Read More More health stories in Burton and South Derbyshire “I was surprised to see people of all ages being looked after on the ward after a… Read full this story
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