Family thanks nurses with fans donation

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Relatives of a popular Sheffield language teacher who died of a heart attack raised hundreds of pounds to buy special fans for the Northern General Hospital where he was treated.

Retired Ian Goodwin, aged 73, from Owlthorpe, was head of modern languages at Wombwell High School but sadly died last September.

At his funeral his daughter Victoria and her brother Simon asked for donations so they could buy Dyson fans for the hospital’s critical care unit and £650 was raised.

Ian’s widow Jo said during his five days in hospital the nurses explained Dyson fans could be sterilised with a cloth while standard fans had to be painstakingly taken apart and cleaned, taking the staff up to 45 minutes.

Jo said Ian had received ‘exemplary care’ adding: “We were so grateful to the hospital, we just wanted to say thank you to the critical care unit at the Northern General.”