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Memory mitts provide something patients can hold and ‘twiddle’, helping to reduce anxiety and promote calm. Senior nurses at Poole Hospital are urging keen knitters to make and send in special ‘memory mitts’ to support the care of patients with dementia in hospital.

Memory mitts provide something patients can hold and ‘twiddle’, helping to reduce anxiety and promote calm. Senior nurses at Poole Hospital are urging keen knitters to make and send in special ‘memory mitts’ to support the care of patients with dementia in hospital.

Love this idea for exploring the artist Paul Klee whilst looking at Florence Nightingale

Love this idea for exploring the artist Paul Klee whilst looking at Florence Nightingale

#Knitters Wanted! A new scheme to help patients with dementia has put out an urgent call for knitters form Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

#Knitters Wanted! A new scheme to help patients with dementia has put out an urgent call for knitters form Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Today in Black History, 1/4/2014 - Mary Eliza Mahoney was the first African American registered nurse in the United States. For more info, check out today's blog!

Today in Black History, 1/4/2014 - Mary Eliza Mahoney was the first African American registered nurse in the United States. For more info, check out today's blog!

1938 The Women's Voluntary Service for Civil Defence (later the Women's Royal Voluntary Service) is set up by Lady Stella Reading  (1894-1971).

1938 The Women's Voluntary Service for Civil Defence (later the Women's Royal Voluntary Service) is set up by Lady Stella Reading (1894-1971).

WWII London Hospital bomb damage. Of course, the nurses are the ones scrounging around for supplies!

WWII London Hospital Bomb Damage

WWII London Hospital bomb damage. Of course, the nurses are the ones scrounging around for supplies!

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