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Activity boost at Ann Marie Howes Centre

Patients and staff at the Ann Marie Howes intermediate care centre have been enjoying new interactive garden games and activities funded by BCHC charity.

The unit aims to support people when they come out of hospital and require additional support and therapy before they return home. In addition to the care and treatment already offered, therapy assistants Craig Cattell and Wendy Parsons were keen to engage patients with some informal group activities.

The staff were able to access £500-worth of charity funding to buy garden games such as a giant 'four in a row' (pictured right), skittles and quoits (pictured below) as well as activities such as painting equipment and a bingo set. 

Giant garden games at Ann Marie Howes

Craig said: "We are delighted with the range of games and activities we've been able to buy thanks to charity funds. These will help to boost social interaction and the morale of our patients. 

"Myself, Wendy and the rest of the therapy team are developing group activities to help stimulate patients both physically and mentally, as well as having fun these activities have a real therapeutic value."

Can you think of something that would bring a smile to patients, enhance their experience or improve their care with us? 

Find out more on the charity webpage or contact Sarah Binks, charity manager.

Ann Marie Howes garden games