Christmas is just around the corner and we know that for some of our older patients staying in hospital over the festive period they may not have any close family or friends visiting them, and may not receive any presents on Christmas day.
Last year our present appeal for our older patients was a huge success thanks to everyone’s kind generosity. This year we are hoping for the same response! You can personal...ly help in our appeal by donating a small gift, ensuring everyone on our older people wards will have a special day this Christmas.
To make things a little easier this year we have put some recommended present ideas on an Amazon wish list. Simply search ‘Medicine for Older People, Rehabilitation and Stroke Wish List (PHT)’ or using email address Kerry.firstname.lastname@example.org on the amazon website. Link here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/ *Please note that you do not have to buy through Amazon!*
Some suggestions for wrapped gifts include:
• Toiletries (gift packs)
• Bed Socks (various sizes)
• Small word search, puzzle books, notebooks, colouring books, large print books
• Colouring pencils
• Finger-less gloves (men and women)
• Bed jacket (men and women)
• Dressing gown
• Teddy Bear/ cuddly toy
• ‘Sippy’ cups
• Shaving sets
• Shampoo sets
• Hair clips, hair bobbles, Kirby grips
• Nail file (emery board)
• Slippers (men and women)
Wrapped gifts can also be dropped in to main reception for collection or direct to Kerry Budd, Operational Manager, here at QA. Please label if the gift is for a male or female patient, tell us the contents inside, and please NO alcohol.
We also love receiving handmade Christmas cards, pictures etc for our patients so would welcome these to display in our department.