Make knitted sleeves for QA Hospital patients

KEEN knitters are being called upon to create knitted sleeves for patients at Queen Alexandra Hospital.

Thursday, 15th March 2018, 5:09 am

The Cosham site is in need of knitted cannula sleeves for its older persons ward to cover their arms.

The sleeve is decorated with a variety of items such as buttons and flowers that a patient with dementia can twiddle.

Kerry Budd, operations manager for the ward, said: ‘This simple item offers patients stimulation and can stop them causing harm by taking out their cannula or scratching themselves.

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‘The scheme has proved successful at other hospitals and we are hoping that it proves a success in Portsmouth.’

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