Media Release

Children bring Christmas cheer to patients at the QEH

Youngsters brought a touch of Christmas cheer to patients and staff at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Children from The Windmill Primary Federation, which is comprised of Tilney St Lawrence, Terrington St John, West Walton and Walpole Highway, have kindly made 250 Christmas cards for patients across the Hospital.

Six youngsters from the Federation visited the Trust on Thursday, 13th December, delivered cards directly to patients on Windsor Ward.

Charge Nurse Jiby Cherian has thanked the youngsters for brightening the morning of both patients and staff.

She said: “It has been lovely to see the faces of our patients light up as they receive a card from the children.

“This was such a lovely idea and has made a big difference to patients but also the staff.”

Teacher Savannah Farrell came up with the idea for children to make and deliver Christmas cards to older patients following the experience of relative being in a different hospital last year.

Ten classes at three of the schools have been busy creating the cards, which were later distributed to West Newton, West Raynham and Oxborough Wards.

Assistant headteacher Robert Griffiths said: “The children have got a lot out of the experience of coming into hospital as we look at the importance of inclusion.

“This idea was entirely Savannah’s to give something back to the local community.”


 Charge Nurse Jiby Cherian welcomes Assistant Head Robert Griffiths and teacher Savannah Farrell along with youngsters to Windsor Ward

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