Barnsley Hospital’s elderly care ward is ‘putting up the bunting’ in preparation of its celebrations to commemorate the Queen’s Jubilee.
On Friday 1st June ward 19 will host a traditional style ‘street party’ at lunch time and patients, their family members, and staff will be invited to sit together to enjoy lunch. To add to the atmosphere the ward will be decorated with old photos of the Queen, bunting and old music will be playing in the corridors.
Vicky Faxon-Wastnage, Lead nurse for ward 19 and organiser of the event said: “Many of our patients will remember the coronation celebration when the Queen was crowned 60 years ago – it’s a historic occasion and something that many of our patients and their families will want to honour. Being in hospital doesn’t mean that they have to miss out.
“I hope that family members will come and join in as I know it is something that the patients will really enjoy. Staff from the ward are looking forward to it too, many of them are coming in to take part even though they are off duty.”
Ward 19 is a medical ward, specialising in care of the elderly and has an interest in dementia care.
Vicky continued: “Our team is passionate about older people and the services we provide for them. We find with our patients that it’s often the small things, like celebrating the Jubilee, that make the most difference.”