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Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Thomas Drive, L14 3PE
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Help us create 'Twiddlemuffs' for patients with Dementia

Date: 05 October 2015 09:18

Can you knit?  If the answer is ‘yes’, we are looking for your help by putting knitting needles to good use and making Twiddlemuffs for patients with dementia. 

Twiddlemuffs are knitted woollen muffs with items such as ribbons, large buttons or textured fabrics attached that patients with dementia can twiddle in their hands whilst on the wards at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital.  People with dementia often have restless hands and like something to keep them occupied. The Twiddlemuffs provide a source of visual, tactile and sensory stimulation at the same time as keeping hands snug and warm.

Can you help?  Please send in your Twiddlemuffs to Joanne Shaw, Lead Nurse for Safeguarding and PFCC, Executive Offices, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Thomas Drive, L14 3PE.  For more details please emailJoanne.Shaw@lhch.nhs.uk

Details of how you can make your twiddlemuff to help our patients can be downloaded below:

How to make a 'Twiddlemuff'