Wales

Bob and Flora Livsey leave £550,000 to Glan Clwyd Hospital

  • 19 September 2013
  • From the section Wales
Bob and Flora Livsey
Image caption The couple wanted to help people get treatment locally

A couple have left £550,000 to improve cardiac treatment as a thank you to a Denbighshire hospital.

The late Bob and Flora Livsey, from Rhos-on-Sea, Conwy, wanted the money to go towards services at Glan Clwyd Hospital, Bodelwyddan.

It will help fund a catheter laboratory which is due to open next year.

Their nephew, John Griffiths, said the legacy left by the former primary school teachers would help people get treatment locally.

The pair met at Abergele Primary School, where they both worked.

Mrs Livsey died aged 75 in Ysbyty Glan Clwyd in 1996. Her husband died in a care home in Rhyl, aged 82, in 2006.

Mr Griffiths, a trustee of the Livsey trust, said: "My aunt and uncle chose to leave their estate in a trust fund for the benefit of the coronary care unit and other departments in Ysbyty Glan Clwyd in appreciation of the excellent medical attention they both received over the later years of their lives."

He said the couple both depended on medical services in north Wales, adding: "Bob had to travel to England for treatment himself and I am sure that he would be very pleased that his money was being used to enable the people of north Wales get treatment locally."

Awyr Las, a charity which helps fund healthcare in north Wales, said the money would help "a significant number of Welsh patients who would have been sent to Liverpool and Chester receive cardiac angiography and angioplasty treatment locally".

Kirsty Thomson, the charity's head of fundraising, added: "This generous legacy gift will make a real difference to people with cardiac issues in north Wales.

"It is particularly fitting that the Livseys' heartfelt commitment to their local community will benefit patients with heart problems."

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