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Double donation from grateful rehab buddy

Rehab services client Munaf Mohammed has thanked the team at Moseley Hall Hospital's Moor Green unit with a generous double donation - of £200 cash plus his personal time, as latest recruit to a growing patient 'buddy' scheme.

Munaf's life changed forever in December 2015 when a fall in his bathroom left him in a coma for over a month

The 52-year-old, from Moseley, awoke just in time for his birthday and returned home after a short stay at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and then Ward 8 at Moseley Hall Hospital.

The next step to recovery was the rehabilitation support from all at Moor Green at Moseley Hall Hospital.

Munaf Mohammed at Moor Green
Munaf reunited with Moor Green occupational therapy technical instructors Sophia Hobbs and Neill Brooks.

Munaf took part in various rehabilitation programs such as physical exercise and cognitive strategy skills and the Moor Green team even set up a practice shop to help him get back to his job in a sunglasses shop at Birmingham Airport.

Munaf says he cannot thank the staff enough.

"These guys have done a lot for me, I am where I am today because of their help," he said.

Munaf is now back working on a staged return, but his journey doesn’t stop there. As well as donating £200 as a thank you to BCHC Charity Moor green fund, Munaf has also signed up to the buddy scheme.

Past patients are able to sign up as a Moor Green buddy to help current patients on the program, from supporting with their initial induction to individual sessions to share their story and hope.

Sue Wright clinical psychologist shares ‘ Munaf will be one of 7 buddy volunteers, a successful scheme that has been running about 10 years.

His determination to support others who have been through what he has really will help them see what they can achieve too’.

For more information about the BCHC charity, please visit www.bhamcommunity.nhs.uk/charity