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First donation for patient dignity room thanks to charity

A hospital’s patient dignity room has received its first donation of clothes thanks to The Health Tree Foundation.

The dignity room is a place where staff can access clothing and footwear for patients who are being discharged at Scunthorpe hospital but do not have adequate clothing to ensure their privacy and dignity is maintained.

Patient experience coordinator Jo Loughborough made a wish to The Health Tree Foundation through the charity ‘Circle of Wishes’ to request clothes for the room.

Jo said: “Sometimes situations arise where patients have no clothes to go home in, so we have developed a dignity room project. My wish is for funding for new clothing to be provided to discharged patients who otherwise may not have anything to go home in.”  

Tescos in Grimsby kindly donated a huge bundle of clothes to The Health Tree Foundation for the patient dignity room.

Quality matron Rachael Greenbeck said: “We are so grateful to Tescos and The Health Tree Foundation for starting us off with clothes for the dignity room. It’s so important to us that patients go home in a manner that protects their privacy and dignity.”

Partnerships manager for The Health Tree Foundation Victoria Winterton said: “This is a great wish from Jo and we couldn’t be happier that Tescos was able to step in and help. However, we still need more clothes to get up and running, if anyone can help please contact us.”

The patient dignity room needs women’s and men’s clothing including jogging bottoms, T-shirts, slippers, underwear and nightwear.

If you are a company who can donate new clothes to The Health Tree Foundation please contact Victoria Winterton, partnerships manager, by email or by phone 07496449726.

If you wish to donate money to help us to purchase clothes please visit The Health Tree Foundations Just Giving Page click the donate button, select the amount you wish to give and in the message section write “For patient dignity room”.

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