A legacy left to Bideford Hospital will help fund equipment for a new eye clinic.

The Friends of Bideford Hospital have been presented with a £30,000 donation.

A bequest from the late Annie Weeks was presented to the group by her nephew Jim Weeks and her niece Penny Hoyle at the Friends’ annual general meeting.

The money will be used to purchase equipment for the eye clinic at Bideford Hospital, which is hoped to reduce the waiting lists for patients, as well as a sonograph for the X-ray department.

Yvonne Taylor, chairman of the Friends of Bideford Hospital, said: “We are very grateful to the Weeks family for this bequest, and can assure them that the elderly patients of Bideford Hospital will benefit.”

The group helps purchase equipment for the comfort of patients.