Staff lay on superb afternoon tea for patients

It may not be Tea at The Ritz – but it’s still superb.

Staff at Cator Ward in Green Parks House at  Princess Royal University Hospital, Bromley, organise a weekly treat for those they care for. Each Friday afternoon they organise a fantastic tea party.

Cator ward is for people over 65 years old from the borough of Bromley suffering from dementia. Ward manager, Patricia Higgins said: “Every Friday we have a special afternoon tea attended by patients, relatives and all staff on duty. We lay out the tables with traditional china tea sets and serve sandwiches, cakes and snacks.

“For our patients who have dementia this is an opportunity to take part in a familiar and failure free activity which we hope will enhance their wellbeing.”

Photo Caption

Staff on duty who helped with the tea on 22 October 2010 were back row and standing: Martin Sims, clinical charge nurse; Kathleen Hammersley, ward clerk; Rachel Morgan, occupational therapist, Michael Cella, healthcare assistant (HCA); Davies Oladejo (HCA). Front row and sitting: Trisha Higgins, ward manager; Padma Meetoo, staff nurse; Lynn Ironside, housekeeper; Sonia Shields, HCA and Krishna Patel, ward doctor.

Published on 29th October 2010