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14 November 2023

Hearts in Hand

3 minute read

Worthington Lake Care Home was gifted a new defibrillator in August thanks to Sue Higginson, daughter of late house guest, Betty Higginson.

Betty Higginson was part of the Worthington Lake family for almost half a decade after joining the home in 2019.

As a gesture of appreciation for the care provided to Betty, Sue wanted to treat the staff with a personal gift.

Once Sue got wind of the home’s plans to fund a defibrillator, she decided that in memory of her mum, she would purchase a brand-new defibrillator for the home.

A defibrillator is a medical device used to deliver an electric shock to the heart to restore normal heart rhythm during a cardiac arrest. Cardiac arrest occurs when the heart suddenly stops beating, and it can be a life-threatening emergency.

“I am honoured to be here to present the home with a wonderful memory of my mum, Betty, who enjoyed four and a half years in the home.

“She was so happy, and the love and care that she received here from the amazing care team was just like a family I always felt part of that family too, and I still do and hope I will for many years.

“The defib is in memory of my mum, I know she would love this, ‘Betty the Defibrillator’, and may she save some lives and keep mum in everybody’s heart.”

Sue Higginson

“We are extremely thankful to Sue for her kind donations, and we’re proud to mark Betty’s legacy this way.”

Kim Jones, Home Manager at Worthington Lake Care Home

Find out more about Worthington Lake Care Home.

Kathryn Barton
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Kathryn Barton
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