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RAH Dementia patients set to benefit from £1,000 donation from former patient

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Royal Voluntary Service (RVS) has presented a cheque for £1,000 to NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde to be used for patients at the Royal Alexandra Hospital. 

A former RAH patient had made the donation to RVS as a thank you for the organisation’s volunteer ran trolley service and asked that it was used to benefit other patients at the hospital. 

The cheque was presented to Sandra Shields, the board’s Alzheimer Scotland dementia nurse consultant, who advises and leads on care best practice for patients admitted to hospital with dementia.  

Sandra said: “I am delighted with this very generous donation from the RVS and the former patient who made this very kind gesture. 

“The donation will help fund patient activity boxes for a number of wards at the RAH. The boxes are a wonderful resource for patients with Dementia as they encourage interaction and allow collaborative working with staff, volunteers, families and carers.” 

The boxes include: 

  • Books relevant to the Paisley area with photographs of the Singer factory and sugar refineries
  • Traditional boards such as drafts, and Snakes and Ladders
  • MP3 players with age appropriate music
  • Quizzes on film stars from the golden age of cinema 

The RVS The trolley service is run by volunteers twice a day from the shop in the main foyer to all appropriate wards. The morning trolley delivers newspapers and a small selection of snacks and drinks, while the afternoon trolley service covers a full range of snacks and drinks.    

To find out more about volunteering with the RVS, please contact Stephen Craig on 01355 584 545 or [email protected].org.uk

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