Galsworthy House residents knitting hats for premature babies

Keen knitters at Galsworthy House care home in Kingston Upon Thames are casting on to knit hats for premature babies at nearby Kingston Hospital.

Activities coordinator Sue Ottoway picked out patterns to start work on the hats with members of the regular Tuesday knitting group.

Statistics have shown that a hat is very useful to a small baby in helping it regulate its temperature and most premature baby units offer hand knitted hats as a gift as soon as the baby is admitted to the unit.

Sue said: “Knitting and crochet are popular with our residents and a great activity for older people as they keep the fingers moving and the brain busy.”

Galsworthy resident Diana, 94, added; “My grandmother taught me to knit when I was about 6, I knitted jumpers for my children and grandchildren so it is lovely to carry on knitting here at Galsworthy House.”

Galsworthy House, run by Caring Homes, provides the highest standards of residential, nursing and dementia care for up to 72 elderly residents. Located in a prime position on Kingston Hill, the home enjoys wonderful views over Richmond Park, the largest Royal Park in London.

If you would like to find out more about life at Galsworthy House, our events and activities, or would like to arrange a visit to our home, please contact us on 0808 223 5506 or email manager.galsworthy@CaringHomes.org.

 

Galsworthy House

Home Manager

Graeme Redshaw

Address

177 Kingston Hill,
Kingston Upon Thames,
Surrey,
KT2 7LX

Contact
0808 223 5506
View care home

Related news & events at Galsworthy House

News

Short Stay Respite Care

Short breaks or respite care provides carers with an opportunity to take a holiday or simply spend some time looking after their own needs, providing…

Read more
News

Introducing our new Leadership Team

Caring Homes Group are delighted to announce the appointment of Tracey Fletcher-Ray as our new Managing Director. Tracey joins us from Berendsen PLC, where she…

Read more
News

Medals for Excellence for two exceptional colleagues

We are extremely proud to announce that two colleagues, Rachel Harrison, Organisational Development Manager and Michele Saunders, Dementia Training Lead have both been awarded the…

Read more