Patient packs have been distributed throughout wards at Walsall Manor Hospital for patients who may not have the resources for essential items or support from family.
Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust’s fundraising team created packs full of essentials and goodies to support and cheer up patients during their hospital stay.
The items were all donated by UK brands and delivered to NHS trusts throughout the country.
The packs included items such as toothpaste, hand cream and hand sanitisers and a sweet treat. With a value of £700 Ashish Monga and Sue Hindle from International Association for Human Values (UK) purchased hand held puzzles, puzzle books and colouring items to keep patients entertained.
Ward 1 patient Jerrard Jones said:
“This was really unexpected; the pack is great with useful items and definitely brought a smile to my face”.
Ward 3 patient Mildred Whitworth said:
“How wonderful to receive this pack with all these goodies, it really has brightened up my day”.
Staff were also on board with the patient packs and thought it was a fantastic way to use the donations given.
Clinical Support Worker Marie Whitehouse and Student Nurse Emily Lloyd said:
“These patient packs are a great idea. We see some people come in with nothing so to see these packs with essential items and things they may not be able to get themselves is really heart-warming”.