Clitheroe Hospital hosts vintage tea party

Cakes and treats at Clitheroe Community Hospital
Cakes and treats at Clitheroe Community Hospital

Health officials at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust have been spreading the word of good nutrition and hydration.

The latest event to be held was at Clitheroe Community Hospital where there was a brilliant turnout of staff, volunteers, visitors and patients.

They were able to enjoy a cup of tea and fresh cakes whilst gentle music played in the background.

The room was decorated with home-made bunting and with generous donations from “Time Train” – a Clitheroe-based shop that supplied vintage collectibles for decoration.

There was an important message behind all of this effort – the aim of the day was to inform everybody present about the importance of good hydration.

Tracey Parkington, Head of Dietetics and Orthotics, said: “Hydration is very important for us as a Trust as it affects all of our patients as well as our staff.

Nurses get into the spirit of nutrition and hydration week at Clitheroe Community Hospital

Nurses get into the spirit of nutrition and hydration week at Clitheroe Community Hospital

“Dehydration can lead to, tiredness, confusion, dizziness and headaches. When patients are hydrated it can help with recovery in addition the risk of falling and pressure sores are reduced.

“Drinking at least 1.6 litres (3-4 pints or eight glasses per day) of non-alcoholic fluid will keep you hydrated.”

Tracey Wright, Ward Manager of the Ribblesdale ward at Clitheroe Community Hopsital, said: “It’s brilliant to see so many people enjoying this afternoon, the turnout has been phenomenal. We have been able to convey some important information about hydration through the tea party and I think it’s been really useful for a lot of people.

“The week has seen a lot of hard work put in and a massive thank you has to go to Diane McCormack who organised the whole day.”

Cake sale at Clitheroe Community Hospital

Cake sale at Clitheroe Community Hospital