Cardiac patients at the Royal United Hospitals, Bath are to benefit from a portable heart monitor – a generous gift in memory of a Wiltshire man.

Keith Jones, (pictured below) sadly passed away in November 2017. He suffered from heart disease and had been a patient at the RUH’s Coronary Care Unit.


His son, Kane Fulbrook-Smith, (pictured below) said:

“My father was always full of gratitude to the nursing team and surgeons at the RUH for their continued professionalism, personal care and compassion.

“One of his wishes was that he’d like donations to help fund more portable heart monitors – it was one of his main frustrations as he didn’t like being ‘tied to the bed’ as he would say. He wanted others in the same situation as him to benefit from the use of a portable heart monitor. So I took it upon myself to raise funds by doing regular car boot stalls – and raised £1,700.

“His legacy of care for the wards is a positive one, and I would like to thank everyone involved with the pre and post-care given to him. He spoke highly of the RUH staff and it was their dedication, empathy and compassionate care that made the difference to his well being and recovery on every admission.”

Marta Pargana, Junior Sister, Cardiac ward, RUH said:

“On behalf of the Cardiac ward we would like to thank Kane for this amazing donation. The additional portable heart monitor will make a great difference on our ward by enabling a patient to move freely around the ward whilst being monitored.”

Donating to support patient care in memory of a loved one is a special way to celebrate their life, and for many families this can provide small comfort during a very difficult time. Jan Witt, In Memory and Legacy Officer, The Forever Friends Appeal said:

“Receiving Kane’s kind support in honour of his Father, Keith, enables the Appeal to support the valuable work of the Cardiac ward and will enhance the care it already gives to patients. On behalf of The Forever Friends Appeal, we are truly grateful to Kane and his family. Thank you for choosing to support us in this way.”

If you would like to celebrate your loved ones life and keep their memory alive and support a particular RUH ward or an area of work that is of special interest or importance to you, please contact Jan on 01225 825819 or email Jan.