Ms Elisabeth Hodgson
Ph: 02 4972 6176
Our visits to hospital and nursing home patients have been scaled down due to Work Health and Safety requirements so delivering has become more of a priority.
We need supplies of Trauma Teddies, knitted and crocheted rugs (usually "knee rug" size - 1m x 1m or can be up to single bed size), breast cushions, calico dolls, face washers with crocheted edges, bed socks, preemie baby hats and bootees, knitted clothes for new born babies and children 3-6 months and 6-12 months. As well as items for Emergency Packs.
Where do they go?
Emergency Packs - Hospitals, Wayside Chapel, Rural Fire Service, S.E.S.
Breast Cushions - Cancer Council, Norwest, Westmead Hospitals.
Preemie and baby items - Westmead, Nepean, John Hunter and Gosford Hospitals,
White Lady Funerals
Crocheted Rugs - wherever they are needed including Renal Units, Nursing Homes, Ronald MacDonald House Westmead and John Hunter, Wayside Chapel.
Trauma Teddies - Hospitals, Ronald MacDonald House, Ambulance Service, Rural Bushfire Brigades, Doctors Surgeries
Knitted Baby clothes - Hospitals, Ronald MacDonald House, Mother and Baby packs
Calico Dolls - Various hospitals as required
Socks, scarves - Wayside Chapel, Women’s Refuges
New items for children - Ronald MacDonald House
Some branches are most generous in supplying a lot of the above items to Head Office and we try to send as many thank you notes as possible. Please be assured that whatever appears on our shelves is carefully thought about and distributed to as many places as possible and appropriate.
Please support your local hospital, nursing home or women’s refuge where possible and continue to knit, crochet or sew and donate to Sydney when you can.
We would love to hear what your Group or Branch does for Hospital Support.
Please send a report to the Committee.
Until we are settled in the new premises donations can be forwarded to:
Mrs. K. Tomlins
129 Bogalara Road
OLD TOONGABBIE NSW 2146
The pattern for the teddies can be downloaded here.
Breast cushion pattern
Calico Doll pattern
"Twiddle Muff" pattern
The pattern for the Twiddle Muff (to provide a stimulation activity for people with dementia) can be downloaded from the Knit for Peace website here.
CWA of NSW has been asked to make Angel Blankets for for stillborn babies at a western Sydney Hospital. They are between 12"x 12" (30cm x 30cm) and up to 15"x15" (38cm x38cm) can be sewn, knitted or crotcheted then folded like an envelope and stitched in place. They are to be in white, cream, pale green or yellow - not all pink or blue as often the sex of the baby is not known. If using material unisex print is preferred.
"Angel Blanket" flat
"Angel Blanket" flat
Finished "Angel Blanket" - folded and stiched in place.
The contents of the emergency packs are as follows:
- Face washer
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
- Shampoo and conditioner
- Small packet of tissues
- Shower cap
- Small hand cream/lip balm
Generally they are sample size items placed in a drawstring cloth bag.
Note: No razors due to hygiene and safety issues and disposal of the razor.
Sew for a Girl Canberra
We recently found this website and it has several different groups that require people to sew, donate and provide items for their different group projects.
The site has links to the different groups and they provide details such as patterns,items required address where to send items etc. It's important that the members adhere to the patterns and instructions provided if they decide to help these groups out.
All postage costs would need to be covered by the respective branches or members.
Any enquires contact Kerrie Tomlins Chairperson Hospital Support Group. firstname.lastname@example.org