New emergency clothing for Daisy Hill Hospital patients

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Monday, February 8th, 2016
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Thanks to charitable donations from the public, the Southern Health and Social Care Trust has been able to purchase a supply of new nightwear and warm jogging suits to help those patients most in need admitted to Daisy Hill or Craigavon Area hospitals.
Louise Devlin, Head of Medicine and Unscheduled Care, Edel Corr, Patient Support Manager and Barry Conway, Assistant Director of Medicine and Unscheduled Care, with some of the emergency clothing that the Southern Trust has been able to purchase for patients most in need through generous public donations.

Louise Devlin, Head of Medicine and Unscheduled Care, Edel Corr, Patient Support Manager and Barry Conway, Assistant Director of Medicine and Unscheduled Care, with some of the emergency clothing that the Southern Trust has been able to purchase for patients most in need through generous public donations

Edel Corr, Patient Support Manager for the Southern Health and Social Care Trust explained, “We are always trying to find ways to improve patient experience and where we can, help to make their hospital stay as comfortable and dignified as possible. “Sadly we do have some homeless patients and others who live alone who don’t have anyone to get them clean clothes so we are delighted to be able to offer this service by providing good fitting, functional nightwear rather than the traditional hospital gown. “We also have many patients who come to our Emergency Departments who need their clothes to be cut off for clinical reasons or if they are heavily soiled and of course we have a large number of older, frail patients who we want to make sure are discharged safely and kept warm, particularly at this time of year.” The Trust is also very grateful to the Newry Lions Club which kindly donates wash bags to Daisy Hill Hospital for those patients who do not have their own toiletry supplies. Edel added, “As everyone is well aware, the public funding the Trust receives must be prioritised for vital medical supplies so we are delighted that through very generous donations from local people and through the great work of charities like the Lions Club, we have been able to enhance patient comfort in this way.”

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