June 2020 - Keepsake Blankets and Hearts
Along with other WI's in Nottinghamshire, Farnsfield WI members have been busy knitting and crocheting blankets and hearts for the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham.
The QMC asked if we could knit, crochet or sew keepsake blankets and hearts for patients with the Covid-19 virus, to make their bed area more colourful, and more homely during their stay in hospital.
QMC's Ward F22, the Covid-19 End of Life Ward, was the destination for the blankets and hearts. One heart stays with the patient and, as relatives are not allowed on the ward, the blanket and the other heart are given to the family as a keepsake when the patient has passed away.
We hope that these keepsakes are a small comfort to the relatives and friends of those who sadly pass away.