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T.L.C. at Wrexham Maelor
(Registered Charity No. 1087765)
Wrexham Maelor on Friday the 8 May 2009.
The North Wales NHS Trust has launched a scheme in partnership with North Wales Freemasons to provide teddy bears to children attending the Accident and Emergency department in the Wrexham Maelor Hospital. Nursing staff can now give a small, cuddly bear to children under the age of seven who are patients at the unit, when staff feel that a soft toy will help alleviate their distress. This simple act can significantly assist the staff undertake their urgent work. On leaving hospital the children take the teddies home with them and are encouraged to bring them to any further Out-patient visits.
The Teddies for Loving Care scheme is funded solely by the money donated by the Freemasons of North Wales. The scheme was launched on Friday by the Provincial Grand Master leuan Redvers Jones. Mr Redvers Jones said: "The scheme allows us to make a practical contribution to the community and provides an opportunity for us to put before the public one of our important principles in a discreet and meaningful way. I hope that in undertaking this scheme the level of public awareness of the contribution made to the community by freemasonry will be increased."
Julie Williams, lead nurse at the Maelor's Accident and Emergency department said: "The scheme will help make it easier for Staff to comfort and treat children while causing as little distress as possible. This small toy helps relieve the child's anxiety and rewards them while undergoing painful procedures."
Megan Robinson with the cuddly toys distributed by Freemasons at the Maelor A & E department
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