Overnight wash bags for Salisbury Hospital


Borrowing an idea from other Clubs in our Region, we made inquiries at Salisbury District Hospital as to whether overnight bags with essential toiletries would be useful. The volunteer co-ordinator suggested they would be much appreciated by female patients in Durrington Ward, who attend hospital for a routine day procedure and unexpectedly are required to stay overnight for observation or treatment.

All members of the Salisbury group contributed to the call for help – soaps, shampoo, conditioner, shower gels, toothbrushes, toothpaste, flannels, deoderant, combs and body lotion were generously donated.

Items ready for packing

Sorting and packing in progress

 

A packing evening took place at the home of one of our members and in all 22 bags were packed for delivery to the hospital, together with a small gift card explaining who we are and wishing the recipient a comfortable overnight stay.

Bags ready for delivery

Another successful project, which will be extended as more bags are requested