Published on Thursday 15 June 2017
A knitting group have made blankets to help comfort children who come into the Emergency Department at Wirral University Teaching Hospital.
The group, called Chix With Stix, knitted the blankets especially for paediatric patients at Arrowe Park Hospital.
Blankets are given to children who have visited the resuscitation area of the department as a way of calming them down in what can be a daunting and upsetting time for some.
The colourful crocheted blankets have a range of designs such as teddy bears knitted into them.
Matron Helen Morris, who is the Matron in charge of the Emergency Department, said: “The blankets that the group have knitted are fantastic.
“The resuscitation area of our emergency department can be a scary experience for some young children, but these blankets are there to give a little extra comfort.
“This is their very own hospital blanket that they get to take home with them.
“I would like to thank the knitting group for all their efforts and the blankets will make a big difference to the children, helping them during a very difficult time.”
Chix With Stix meet every Tuesday in Prescot and the blankets were funded through the Prescot Townscape Heritage Initiative.
Lee Bancroft, Advanced Nurse Practitioner in the Emergency Department; Matron Nicola Martin and Matron Helen Morris, pictured with the blankets knitted for children in the Emergency Department.