95th birthday by video messaging
“Just wanted to say what an amazing idea this is – loaning out iPads to older people.
My mum is now in possession of one thanks to my niece. She is 95 on Saturday. lives alone and is finding this isolation quite tough now – she’s getting bored and missing us all.
So she took possession of this piece of kit this morning and has spent the day calling us all on FT – determined to master this new skill.
It’s hilarious and she is quite determined not to be beaten!
So congratulations and thank you ”
Dropped off the iPad today and tried to teach Grandma from a distance. She has been practising all afternoon and FaceTiming everyone! It’s her 95th birthday on Saturday and this will make it so special for her to see everyone.
I really appreciate all you and your team have done!
Grandad facetiming his grandson
“My dad will be over the moon to see his Grandson over facetime!! 😊”
Here is a very happy Sharon who is our Ward Sister/Governance Lead with the new Ipad that has been very kindly donated to the Les Bourgs Hospice to enable patients to keep in contact with their family. These are difficult times for us all but even more so for patients who are receiving end of life care when they cannot have the direct support and company of their loved ones . This will without doubt make a huge difference to them and we are incredibly grateful to Karen Blanchford and her team for arranging this, Deloitte for their generosity and also Swoffers for the delivery.
Le Vieux Jardin
“The donation of the IPad and Wi-Fi from #StayConnected has greatly improved the lives of our service users and families during Covid 19. These items have meant that service users can now FaceTime family members on a regular basis, and families who are used to visiting on a regular basis take comfort from seeing them, especially in the current situation”. Thank you from everyone at The Autism Hub
Beauville – coming soon
To our very generous and kind benefactors,
On behalf of Sister Moira Norman and all the staff on Brock ward, I would like to say a big thank you for the very kind donation of a Windows Tablet. We are very conscious of how not being able to visit family and friends at this time may cause additional distress so anything that will enable communication to continue is a help. We have set up the Tablet with Zoom software and it will be available for any patient who needs to make use of video calling.
Many thanks indeed for the donation,
Gillian Clark, Acting Ward Clerk on Brock Ward
A message of thanks from nan
“Can you please send our thanks to Swoffers for delivering the iPad and Deloittes and Sure for the iPad and accessories. My nan has not seen anyone for 2 weeks and only has an old phone. She has children and grandchildren in the UK, NZ and Australia so is thrilled she can now FaceTime them. She hasn’t met some of her grandchildren yet in person so this will give her the opportunity to be able to see them on the iPad. We really appreciate it”
Doing the crossword
“Just wanted to thank the Sure Community Foundation for the wifi and Swoffers for your help in getting mum online. Its meant that we can skype her which seems so much more inclusive than speaking on the phone and we have been able to continue doing the daily crosswords with her. It has definitely helped her feel less isolated and she is also learning a new skill.”