Ward street party to mark Queen’s birthday

A right Royal street party was held in King’s Lynn’s hospital as patients and staff celebrated the Queen’s 90th birthday.

Balloons and bunting adorned West Newton ward at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Tuesday, 14 June, to mark this milestone event and a special guest also dropped in to join in the fun.

A cardboard cut-out of Her Majesty, loaned by Gary Brocklehurst from Brandon Town Council, added a regal touch to proceedings for the 28 patients who were being treated at the ward.

Sandwiches, including Coronation Chicken, and cakes, many which had been baked and donated by staff, filled tables set up in the wards for patients to enjoy.

Ward sister Christine Lincoln was thrilled with the day’s success and has thanked staff for their support.

She said: “We wanted to do something special to celebrate the Queen’s birthday and by holding a street party it has also allowed patients who are in bed to appreciate.

“We’ve enjoyed a real community spirited event and socialised together. It has been really lovely for relatives, patients and staff to eat together which is not something that would normally happen.

“I would like to say a big thank you to staff who have pulled out all the stops by baking and organising this on top of their ordinary duties.”

Director of nursing Catherine Morgan said: “It is important we recognise the Queen’s birthday due to our royal connection and this is a lovely opportunity for patients living with dementia to have a good time.

“West Newton already has an especially tailored atmosphere and this event has only enhanced that.”

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Joining the Queen at the street party celebrations, from left are, Dr Mohammad Allaboudy, patient Frank Neville and ward sister Christine Lincoln

Manuel Loret Ferrandiz with ward sister Christine Lincoln and Her Majesty

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