Hospital staff offer a slice of support

From the left, the Staff administration team at HRI supporting Grey Day are, cake baker Elspeth Maughan, Sandra Berrett, Leander, Juliet Chambers, David Vickers, Ange Bila.
From the left, the Staff administration team at HRI supporting Grey Day are, cake baker Elspeth Maughan, Sandra Berrett, Leander, Juliet Chambers, David Vickers, Ange Bila.

Hospital staff have shown their support to a colleague from Elland who has recovered from a brain tumour by wearing grey for a day and tucked into a brain-shaped cake

Staffing administrator Leander Stones, who works at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, underwent massive surgery two years ago after she was diagnosed with a tumour.

The tumour, which was the size of an orange, was removed after five hours of neuro-surgery but she was left with some paralysis down her left side affecting her arm and leg.

She has successfully battled back to fitness with physiotherapy, has learned how to walk with a stick support and now drives a specially-adapted Mini.

Leander, from Elland, said: “I am pleased to be back at work and my colleagues have been a tremendous source of support. It has taken a lot of hard work regaining my mobility and it will continue to be a battle to get it even better.”