A West Yorkshire bed company donated 20 replacement beds to Leeds’s St James’s Hospital patient hotel during the coronavirus outbreak.

Deluxe Beds, based in Huddersfield, provided mattresses and divan bases to replace older equipment at the Bexley Bed Hotel, a St James’ annexe which offers care for patients across the UK who are unable to travel whilst receiving treatment.

Khatiza Razak, the owner of Deluxe Beds, responded with the donation during the coronavirus pandemic. Her son, Bilaal Hussain Razak, also helped to deliver the beds and prepared them for delivery.

Mrs Razak said the COVID-19 pandemic “made us all realise that we must help others wherever possible.”

Sales Director at Deluxe Beds, James Appleyard, said: “Such is our workload at the moment, Mrs Razak’s son has not only helped to deliver these beds today but has also helped in the factory to tape-edge the mattresses.

“It was great to see the beds being replaced were from Deluxe Beds as the previous beds had also been supplied by Deluxe Beds many years before.

“They had definitely served their purpose, but it’s great to see new beds now in place meaning their colleagues & guests can enjoy a better night’s sleep and be more rested the next day”.

Jon Craven, Head of Estates (Compliance and Risk) at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “We’re delighted to receive these new beds which show the generosity of local firms in ensuring that the families of patients will have a comfortable stay in our hospital.”

The donation was supported by Bespoke Beds of Oakwood, another bed manufacturer based in Leeds, who praised the donation from Mrs Razak towards the NHS.

Nazir Bhana, Director of Bespoke Beds, said: “We are grateful to Deluxe Beds for stepping in and donating the urgently needed beds to St James Hospital it shows their commitment to support the hard-working staff in the NHS and patients they look after”

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