Honoured to open the new reminiscence room – Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham

Hello,

Back in February I was delighted to be contacted by Dr Dawn Chaplin, Head Nurse Patient Experience / Clinical Dean for Nursing and Ward Sister Helen Seymour of Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust in Birmingham to let me know that they were opening a new therapeutic reminiscence room within their ward for patients and their carers, and with my permission, would like to name it in memory of my mum.

Of course, I was truly honoured and touched to accept this offer, and yesterday had the privilege of attending the opening of the ‘Joan Whitelaw Reminiscence Room’ in person.

 

blogger-image--298182410

Dr Dawn Chaplin

 

photo

 

The plaque reads:

In Memory of Joan Whitelaw, an Inspirational Mother
And in recognition of her Inspirational Son and Carer, Tommy Whitelaw

Caring for Carers:

To Listen, To Understand, To Support
Promoting Compassionate Care for all in Hospital

 

I’d like to say a huge thanks again to everyone behind this touching gesture and tribute. Yesterday was a truly special day which I will never forget and going forward, I hope that this new room will be a source of comfort for patients and their carers for many years to come.

Tommy

Advertisements
Posted in "You Can Make a Difference" Pledges, 'Viewpoint' Blog Posts

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: