Residents at Fairway View care home have been knitting their socks off in response to a recent appeal from Hayward House Nottingham City Hospital.
The appeal asked for all who could knit or crochet to help the hospital replenish their SWAN blankets for end-of-life patients. SWAN (Signs, Words, Actions, Needs) is a model used to guide the care of end-of-life patients and support their families.
When members of the Knit and Natter Club at Fairway View heard the appeal, they knew they had to help. The residents got their knitting needles out, and began to create colourful square blankets to donate.
Resident and Knit and Natter Club member, Brenda Walton (93), said,
“I’ve been knitting since I was eight years old. I started with knitting my socks and soon moved on to cardigans and jumpers. I’ve always loved to knit, and it’s lovely to know that my knitting will bring comfort to the patients in Hayward House.”
Heidi Duffy, the Activities Coordinator at Fairway View, helped the ladies in Knit and Natter to deliver the blankets to the hospital. She said,
“When I saw the appeal, I knew our Knit and Natter group would love to take part. It’s so important for the residents to feel a part of their local community, and they love to know that they are helping people in need.”
Upon delivering the cosy blankets, a representative from Hayward House said,
“Thank you so much for this kind gesture. You have put so much time and love into making these blankets – our patients will love them!”
The ladies at Fairway View continue to knit SWAN blankets for Hayward House, hoping to offer comfort to more patients.
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Fairway View, located on Swale Close in Bulwell, is a residential and dementia care home operated by Ideal Carehomes. All 41 bedrooms are en-suite, enabling staff to deliver person-centred care in a dignified manner. Fairway View is proud to be rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission.
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