Bloxwich Hospital celebrates Digni-Tea in Care with 1940s-themed event

On 1st February, it was Dignity Action Day, a national event which sees health and social workers across the country IMG_0211celebrate and promote dignity in their place of work.

Dignity Action Day aims to ensure people who use care services are treated as individuals and are given choice, control and a sense of purpose in their daily lives.

Staff at Bloxwich Hospital – the Trust’s Older Adults hospital – did their bit by hosting a ‘digni-tea dance’ for their patients. Service users, carers and members of staff attended the tea dance, which took place on Monday 2nd February.

The day was a great success, with copious amounts of tea and homemade cakes to go around, a performance by a live band consisting of two members of staff, and a 1940s memorabilia room for service users and carers to enjoy.

Service users were able to reminisce on old times whilst celebrating the hard work of the Dignity Champions, who are based across all Trust sites.

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Silvia, a service user at Bloxwich Hospital, said: ‘I have had a fabulous day. I always enjoy my time here at Bloxwich Hospital. Today especially has been really lovely – a great get together.'

The community spirit was evident throughout the day, with laughter and enjoyment all round. The Dignity Champions even managed to get everyone together for a sing along! Dawn Roe, Administration Assistant and organiser of the event, said: ‘Today’s event was another resounding success. I want to say a big thank you to all the Dignity Champions for their hard work in promoting dignity in care both in work and in their own time.’