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Pictures, Patients and School Prizes
Blackpool based, Spiral Health CIC, who provide nurse led Intermediate care at Bispham, run competition with local primary school to establish community links and education of their work
On the 15th November the Head Boy, Head Girl, Deputy Head Boy and Deputy Head Girl came to look around the Nurse Led Therapy Unit and were informed of what the Unit does for the patients. They then could take this away with them and inform their school friends.
"It was great for our children to be involved,” said Head Teacher Karen Appleby, ”the children who visited the unit said they really wanted to be able to cheer up the patients”
Lucy Beswick, one of the school teachers who attended the meeting which followed on from the visit suggested that a Christmas card drawing competition would be the best way forward and so the Spiral Health CIC & Kincraig Primary School Partnership was formed and at the beginning of December over 50 plus pictures were presented to Spiral Health CIC.
The pictures were displayed on the wall in the dining room and with each age category displayed for a day and a half. Voting slips were prepared whereby patients/staff/
“The patients, staff and everyone who visited the unit” said Tracey Bush, MD of Spiral Health CIC “were so happy to see and vote for the best pictures. You could feel the community spirit. It was good for both staff and patients”
The winners were announced at the School Assembly on the 11th December where representatives from Spiral Health CIC, including Tracey Bush (MD), Cheryl Swan, Cath Cason and Lynda Needham presented prizes to the 1st, 2nd & 3rd winners. The overall winner Ethan Walkden year 4, age 8 in addition received 50 Christmas cards produced with his winning picture. Spiral Health also presented all the 165 school pupils with felt tip crayons
“It was so generous of Spiral Health” added Head Teacher Karen Appleby,” to give all the children a present. We would like to work more closely with Spiral Health in the future and look forward to it in the New Year"
For more information, please contact Tracey Bush, Managing Director of Spiral Health CIC,
Spiral Health CIC
Nurse Led Therapy Unit
Tel: 01253 655 901
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