Members of the Mothers’ Union in St Paul’s Parish Church, Lisburn, recently presented an array of gifts to Sanna Mallon, Church of Ireland Chaplain in the Royal Group of Hospitals and Musgrave Park Hospital, for the benefit of hospital patients.
Sanna was invited to meet with MU representatives Oriel Gamble and Edith Burns who presented a large number of items, including washbags for adults, and blankets, hats and cardigans for neo-natal babies.
Sanna said. “There were so many in fact that it covered a boardroom table! I was so shocked as I imagined I was there to perhaps collect a bag of items.
“Since then, I have been distributing these as gifts throughout the Royal Victoria and Royal maternity neo-natal. The patients in Meadowlands, at Musgrave Park, are especially grateful to receive such practical and generous gifts.”
She added: “It makes such a difference to those unable to gather up their personal belongings on a sudden hospital admission.”
Sanna expressed her thanks to the ladies of the Mothers’ Union at St Paul’s and the rector, the Rev Arthur Young for thinking of those in hospital in what she said were ‘such difficult times for the NHS and the Church’s people.’