Cricket Aid

25th August 2012

Cricket has been introduced at St Monica’s but without a bat and ball! The Friends have purchased a ‘cricket transfer aid’ at a cost of just over £1,000 to assist patients who are not able to walk. Staff report excellent results. The ‘cricket’ only needs one member of staff to assist, and improves patients’ independence. A new telephone has also been provided for the patients.

The Volunteers’ coffee morning will be on Wednesday 17 October when the new Palliative Suite will be officially opened by former St Monica’s physiotherapist, Joan Ramsay. After some discussion at the recent Friends’ Executive Committee meeting, St Monica’s will again take part in Easingwold’s popular Charity Christmas Market on Saturday 1 December. The Christmas coffee morning, planned for the following Saturday, has now been cancelled as it was thought to be too difficult to organise both events so close to the holiday period.

St Monica’s is to become a member of the Community Hospital Association which operates in England, Wales and Scotland. Members include MPs, GPs and others who are interested in community hospitals. A representative from the hospital will attend the next annual conference. Membership of the ‘CHA’ will be reviewed after one year.

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