Small gifts with a big impact
One of the ways we can help patients who have physical impairments such as dementia and stroke is to provide resources that can be used to help their recovery and wellbeing.
These are items that can be used by patients on their own or assisted by nursing and therapy staff, a ward volunteer friend and by a relative or visitor (during COVID-19 this would be a staff member).
There are a large number of small items that we can help the hospital to buy to improve patient care and wellbeing. These can help staff to engage patients in activities on their own or in groups. some items can also be provided for patients to use in their own homes to stimulate activity and recovery.
Here are a couple of examples of things that you can help us to buy for stroke and dementia patients.
Stroke Therapy (Sensory) Garden
On Deerleap Stroke Recovery Ward (Hospital 1st Floor) there is an enclosed courtyard roof garden with raised planters and a range of flowers and leaf vegetables (see picture below at a time the veg was in full leaf). The garden is a little sorrier now and needs your donations to refresh the plants … the planters require a little TLC too! Please donate with gift aid.
To support patients with Dementia and other memory-loss conditions, staff are asking for help to buy activity resources that can help to stimulate memory, inspire imagination and calm busy hands. Your donations can help staff to buy simple games, puzzles, art materials and fidget tools to enrich individual and shared activities. A gift of £10, £25 or £50 will make a great difference to those in need. Please donate with gift aid.