League of Friends and Rotary on a joint Easter mission!

League of Friends and Rotary on a joint Easter mission!

The Ilkeston hospital League of Friends were again keeping up the tradition of distributing eggs, chicks and flowers over the Easter holidays with the valued assistance of the Rotary Club of Ilkeston.  They brought a smile to the faces of patients who had to spend Easter in hospital.

On Easter Sunday morning, League Chairman Eileen Knight and Refreshment Bar Manager Pat Morley met Rotary Club President Kevin Smith, and Past President Mike Perry in the recently refurbished Main Reception.  

A hospital trolley was loaded with flowers, also chocolate eggs each knitted into an Easter Chick by Maureen Clark and friends, members of the League. The flowers and chicks were then presented to each patient, both in the Wards and in the Minor Injuries Unit.

Pictured with staff of the Heanor Ward, are League Chairman Eileen Knight and Rotary Club of Ilkeston President Kevin Smith (far right).  Patients and staff were deeply grateful and happy to receive the gifts and many of them complimented the two organizations for their generosity.

Comment from patients and visitors about the gesture also brought forward comments as to the high standard of care from all the staff.  A small baby-girl who had been taken to the Minor Injuries Unit also received an Easter chick.