Woolwich hospital's new tea round to cheers patients up with cake and a cuppa

This Is Local London: Matron Kate Hudson serving tea and cake to patient Margaret Beadle at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Matron Kate Hudson serving tea and cake to patient Margaret Beadle at Queen Elizabeth Hospital

MATRONS at a Woolwich hospital are cheering up patients with a new tea round where they dish out cake, a cuppa and a friendly chat.

The matrons’ tea round initiative runs every week at teatime at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s stroke, orthopaedic and elderly wards.

This Is Local London: Matron Kate Hudson on her tea round at Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Patients are given a slice of their favourite cake and a chance to chat with the matrons with the aim of making them feel more at home during their time in hospital.

Matron Kate Hudson said: “Having this matron’s tea round on the ward really makes it a personable experience for all the patients.

“It is a nice and informal way to chat to them and their relatives. Since the initiative began we are finding the patients are more relaxed and at ease, and it is also a very good way to get patients engaging with us about their experience of being on the ward.”

Patient Margaret Beadle added: “No one likes to be in hospital so this really perks up my afternoon, especially as Kate the matron is so lovely and welcoming. It really is a unique experience for us whilst being on this ward.”

Cakes for the tea round have been funded by Charlton's ASDA.

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11:22am Tue 25 Feb 14

Gypo.Joe says...

Ohhh Matron can't we have tea and crumpet.
Ohhh Matron can't we have tea and crumpet. Gypo.Joe

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