Patients reminisce at Croft Ward garden party

by CWP News - 27 May 2016

Patients of Croft Ward in Macclesfield enjoyed the opportunity to reminisce during a 1940s garden party held by staff, friends and family.

Dozens of friends and family joined patients for tea and cakes, fish and chips, and some non-alcoholic Pimms as part of the throwback event. Domestic and Admin staff dressed in wartime attire as patients enjoyed dancing to songs from yesteryear.

Harry Moore is an Occupational Therapist at Croft Ward and is part of the team who hosted numerous activities throughout the day.

Harry said: “The idea for this event came from one of our students who wanted to create an occasion whereby patients could enjoy reminiscing in a way that was therapeutic and rewarding.

“Today has been a really positive occasion as it has allowed patients to enjoy a host of activities as they reflect on the good, old days.

“Our patients have been really engaged and you can see the experience has had a positive effect on their wellbeing.

“The day couldn’t have gone any better. Feedback from patients and their relatives has been fantastic so we hope to host many more events like this in the future.”

Croft Ward is a 15-bed inpatient ward for people living with dementia. The ward is based in the Millbrook Unit at Macclesfield District General Hospital.

Photo: Croft Ward staff celebrate garden party


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