Blankets for premature babies knitted by Horsham care home residents

Cosy handmade blankets have been knitted by residents at a Horsham care home to send to a premature baby unit.

Monday, 7th June 2021, 1:51 pm

The residents at HC-One’s Oakhill House care home gathered in the lounge and The Cabin – the home’s activities room – to make the blankets for the neonatal unit at East Surrey Hospital.

Wellbeing staff produced a simple knitting pattern for residents to follow so they could make individual squares which will be joined to form mini blankets.

Each resident has their own knitting bag containing a copy of the pattern and a tape measure to facilitate uniformity.

Residents at Oakhill House in Horsham have been knitting blankets for premature babies at the neonatal unit at East Surrey Hospital SUS-210706-134238001

A spokesman at Oakhill House said: “This kind of activity promotes social activity and a common shared goal for the residents and is a dignified way for residents to support others, which really appeals to them.”

To find out more go to hc-one.co.uk or https://www.hc-one.co.uk/carehomes/oakhill-house.aspx