Care Workers Make Children Happy on Hospital Round

Published: 20/12/2013

Children spending Christmas in hospital were given a treat today when a home care company handed out early festive gifts.

Care Workers Make Children Happy on Hospital RoundBluebird Care, which is based in Mill Mead Road, Tottenham, donated more than 50 presents to North Middlesex Hospital’s Rainbow Ward.

Haringey Mayor Councillor Sheila Peacock joined them on the rounds, presenting young patient Chanul de Alwls with a parcel.

For Bluebird's director, Jyoti Kohli, the event brought back poignant memories of her own time on the children’s ward. She said: 

This is an event very close to my heart. As a child I stayed on the Rainbow ward several times and the times that stick out in my mind are the occasion when the Easter bunny came to visit. This is a wonderful opportunity for me to be able to give something back to the ward after so many years.

We have a great team of passionate and kind carers who have also donated to this cause and it will be lovely to see their donations make some children very happy.”

Cllr Peacock said: 

I have been really impressed by the attention and care given to the children by the nurses. Nobody wants their children to be unwell and in hospital but they are being looked after well and the presents are adding some extra sparkle.”

The hospital's chief executive Julie Lowe said: 

It is a lovely gesture from Bluebird Care to come here and give these gifts to some of our youngest patients.

Christmas is such a difficult time for young people to be in hospital and this visit will help brighten up their day.”