Across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough our intermediate care and rehabilitation wards provide an important step in helping a patient’s recovery, between leaving emergency hospital care and returning home. They offer more closely monitored support that also focuses on getting people used to routine and back into their community.
These wards have adapted brilliantly to the pressures of the pandemic, tackling the challenges head on, creating Covid has been very challenging on these wards as restrictions on visitors and staff members in full protective equipment has made them feel more clinical than rehabilitation. Head to Toe with support of Amazon Cambridge have funded televisions, newspapers, and magazines throughout the pandemic to help provide some of the creature comfort items that help people feel at home.
Lynn Hayfield, who has been co-ordinating the Head to Toe grants on the Cambridge Rehabilitation Unit at Brookfield Hospital says: “This support from Head to Toe has been amazing for our patients - it has lifted spirits, and some have even said it’s like being on their holidays. The simple act of having today’s paper to go with their breakfast has meant the world to many of the people we care for.