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case studies > Airedale Dignity Room

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Late last year we had a request from Airedale New Ventures for clothes and toiletries to be used at Airedale Hospital. The charity and hospital staff run a facility designed to make hospital visits more comfortable and less traumatic for patients, especially emergency admissions.

This "Dignity Room" has been so successful it was nominated for a Nursing Times Award last year.

The room contains a continually replenished stock of clothes and toiletries for patients who need to be taken to hospital so quickly they don't have a chance to bring their own personal items.

The facility was originally set up by Fiona Throp, senior nurse for older people, and Anne Young, a health care support worker. Patients were going home in only their nightwear. Or they'd come into hospital due to an emergency, and the hospital would have to wait for someone who was able to bring in their clothes, which would delay their discharge and take up much needed beds and resources.

Once they even had to put a lady onto an ambulance with just a blanket wrapped around her because she had nothing else. Often people don't have relatives available who can just pop in with their clothes.

The pair began by using hospital trust funds to secure a small quantity of clothing, but soon found this was not enough. The dignity room has since become a permanent resource and is funded by two charities - Airedale New Venture and Friends of Airedale. Maureen Wood is the dedicated volunteer who ensures the room remains well stocked; she regularly requests items from Giving World when they become available.

Maureen said "We help all patients that have a need. We can give them new clothes and toiletries. We're pleased to be able to support every department within the hospital and all inpatients and outpatients".

Ena was helped with clothing sourced from Giving World by Maureen and her team, who sent us the pictures featured.

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