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Miss Birmingham cheers up elderly patients

2019-08-22T10:29:44+01:00Thursday 22 August 2019|

Miss Birmingham, also known as Courtney Willey, has made a hamper donation to elderly patients on Ward 2 of Walsall Manor Hospital.  The hamper included puzzle books, magazines, biscuits and chocolates.

Courtney has suffered from anxiety since she was 16 and said donating to elderly patients had given her confidence and a chance to do something different.

As well as this, she previously worked in a care home as a care assistant so has first-hand experience of how patients can feel.

She said: “I know how difficult it can be for elderly people. From working in a care home and my grandma having dementia, they can feel so lonely.  I wanted to give something back to make them feel better.”

The hamper will be placed in Ward 2’s recently created quiet room funded through the trust’s charity Well Wishers, and is for family and patients to use.  The room is particularly useful when people feel upset and want somewhere to go, away from the hustle and bustle of the ward. They can sit down on the comfortable sofas, play board games or just spend quality time with their families.

Ward Manager, Aaron Bate, said: “This hamper donation will really help our patients feel stimulated and bring some joy to their day.

“We really appreciate when visitors bring in donations especially as some patients have no family or visitors. When our patients see the things people bring in, it makes them feel happy and excited. Seeing that not only brings a smile to their faces but ours too.”

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