Students Show Caring Side

07/05/2015

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Families suffering the loss of loved ones can now take comfort from a caring initiative by BCHS and East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust.

Students in the Year 9 Textiles Class at BCHS have designed and created more than 50 comfort bags containing toiletries purchased by the school’s staff.

Each comfort bag contains a selection of toiletries including toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant and shower gel for use by relatives who choose to stay in hospital to support a patient reaching the end of their life.

The Hospital’s Bereavement Coordinator Erin Bolton said: “ I want to say thank you to everyone at Blackburn Central High School who helped design, create and supply such beautiful comfort bags. End of life care is becoming increasingly important for the Trust. Improvements are being made to better support bereaved families and we continue to make changes to deliver better bereavement care.”

“As soon as the students heard about the idea of comfort bags, they all wanted to help families who are going through a very difficult time,” said BCHS Head of Design Technology & Creative Arts, Miss Howarth.

If you or someone you know is interested in donating Comfort Bags please email erin.bolton@elht.nhs.uk

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