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Breakfast club is a tonic for stroke survivors

2018-11-13T13:37:53+00:00Tuesday 13 November 2018|

Stroke survivors at Walsall Manor Hospital are getting their day off to a good start with their own breakfast club which is helping them get back into a daily routine.

Patients come together to eat their breakfast every morning, sat around a table in one of the bays, and this is proving to be a real tonic in their recovery.

Senior Sister of the Stroke Rehab Unit Julie Corns explained: “We support patients to get up and dressed and mobilise and get back into the routines they would usually be in at home.

“But what’s worked really well in the breakfast club is the effect patients have had on each other. They have been able to talk to people in the same situation and feel encouraged about the achievements that have been made. They can see someone who is perhaps slightly further along in their recovery and it is really motivational.”

Patient Brenda Elliott, aged 90, said: “I’ve really enjoyed it. It’s nice that we can all come together.

“The nursing staff and the therapists have us doing all sorts – I was dancing the other day!”

 

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