Generous knitters donate twiddlemuffs to Queen’s Hospital patients to help keep them stimulated

PUBLISHED: 15:00 26 April 2018

L-R: Vijay Elias, knitters Linda Allen and Carol Fletcher and Marina Sherriff, from Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust charity.

L-R: Vijay Elias, knitters Linda Allen and Carol Fletcher and Marina Sherriff, from Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust charity.


Kindhearted knitters have donated special ‘twiddlemuffs’ to help keep dementia patients occupied at Queen’s Hospital.

Dementia patients at Queen’s Hospital in Rom Valley Way, will benefit from colourful twiddlemuffs, knitted and donated by members of the Mercury Mall’s breakfast club on Tuesday, April 24.

The knitted hand-muffs, adorned with buttons in a mixture of shapes and sizes are designed to help dementia patients by keeping their hands busy, so they are stimulated and engaged during their time in hospital.

Vijay Elias, dementia support practitioner at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust said: “We are so grateful to receive these twiddlemuffs.

“They can alleviate boredom, keep our patients stimulated and can even help keep them engaged and encourage them to take part in other activities.”

Carol Fletcher, one of the knitters added: “My mum has dementia and this is very close to my heart so I’m delighted we were able to help.”

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