Amazing sisters set up group to support wards

We’d like to say a massive thank you to sisters Jen, Yve and Jane and to the supporters of their Friends of Harvey and Emerald Ward Facebook group for providing those little extras to our orthopaedic patients.

Following the death of their mum last year, the three sisters wanted to give something back and chose to support Harvey Ward as Jane’s daughter-in-law, Clare, is a Clinical Support Worker there.

They extended their generous donations to include Emerald Ward, where their late mother was looked after. Jane said: “Sometimes patients don’t have family to bring in the basic essentials or, in an emergency admission will not always Jen Cox, Yve Pratt (pictured) and their sister Jane Foster set up a Facebook group to support our wards. have what they need; this is why the ward needed our help.”

Through fundraising and donations, the group has been providing the wards with playing cards, puzzles, dementia clocks and reading glasses to hairbrushes, razors, shower gel and deodorant and they have also been extending their acts of kindness to our staff with donations of tea, coffee and sugar, magazines and colouring/activity books.

We were so pleased to have them all join us at one of our Christmas Fair’s to continue to support Harvey and Emerald here at the hospital.

If you would like to support, please go to the Friends of Harvey and Emerald Ward Medway Hospital Facebook page.

Jen Cox and Yve Pratt at the Charity Christmas Fair, Medway Maritime Hospital

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