Coventry & Warwickshire

Myton hospices appeal raises money for third nurse

The Coventry hospice
Image caption The hospice has said each new nurse would care for 43 extra patients

An appeal to raise funds for more hospice nurses has reached £90,000 - enough money for a third nurse.

BBC Coventry & Warwickshire's 12-month Myton hospices campaign, which was started in October 2011, reached £30,000 in February and £60,000 in May.

The radio station said £90,000, which has been banked or pledged, covers paying for recruiting, training and supporting three nurses for a year.

Myton Hospice says each new nurse will care for 43 extra patients.

Fundraising packs are available from Myton.

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