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December 18, 2017
Last updated: December 18, 2017
12 Days of Christmas
It’s nearly the end of 2017 and we thought we’d spend the next 12 days sharing some stories and successes from the last year from across the Trust.
We’d like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
On the first day of Christmas…
Less than one year is all it took for some of our kind-hearted supporters to knit 250 twiddle muffs for our dementia patients. A member of staff from Good Hope Hospital and volunteers from the Lingard House ‘knit and natter’ group in Walmley took on the challenge after hearing that people with dementia often have restless hands and like something to keep them occupied. The twiddlemuffs provide a source of visual, tactile and sensory stimulation at the same time as keeping hands snug and warm.
Twiddlemuffs are hand muffs decorated with ribbons, large buttons or textured fabrics that patients with dementia can twiddle in their hands whilst on the elderly wards at Heartlands, Solihull and Good Hope Hospitals.
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