Double donations to support hospital’s Dementia patients

Generous donations from a Nuneaton restaurant and NHS Professionals are helping the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust to buy equipment to support Dementia patients.

Local restaurateur Mick Emanuale, joint owner of La Tavola Calda, with wife Val, popped in to the hospital deliver donations of colouring books, pencils, puzzles and games to hospital fundraising Coordinator Jean Whittaker MBE and Deputy Director of Nursing, Dilly Wilkinson.

One of each of the items will then be added to an activity box for patients to use with the Enhanced Care Team.

On the same day, NHS Professionals also presented the hospital with a cheque for £250 which is going to be used to purchase additional items for the activity boxes.

Deputy Director of Nursing, Dilly Wilkinson said, ‘We are so grateful to Mick and Val at La Tavola Calda and NHS Professionals for their donations. We feel it is vital to offer a range of stimulating activities for our patients with dementia throughout their stay with us and their donations will support us to do this.”

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