Twiddle toys will help ward

Deputy Director of Nursing and Quality Diane Postle, Megan Baker, Naseby Ward Matron Nadia Tobierre, Elaine Baker and Sandra Ingram with the twiddlemuffs
Deputy Director of Nursing and Quality Diane Postle, Megan Baker, Naseby Ward Matron Nadia Tobierre, Elaine Baker and Sandra Ingram with the twiddlemuffs

Knitted ‘twiddlemuffs’ have been donated to the Naseby Wards at Kettering General Hospital to support dementia patients.

The brightly patterned muffs help dementia patients who find it calming to fiddle with items in their hands.

They have been donated by Sandra Ingram, on behalf of Bouverie Women’s Institute (Hardingstone), and friends.

The donation was a way of saying Thank You for the care that Sandra’s daughter, Elaine Baker, received after she suffered a heart attack two years ago at the age of 42. Elaine spent a month in Kettering General Hospital recovering.

Elaine’s daughter, Megan, was so inspired by the way staff looked after and supported her mum, that she applied to become a care assistant apprentice at KGH (and subsequently won the Apprentice of the Year Award in 2015).

Naseby matron Nadia Tobierre said: “We want to thank Sandra, her family, and Bouverie WI and friends, so much for providing us with these.”