13 September 2017Headley Court nurses visit disabled veterans at The Royal Star & Garter Homes

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Residents at The Royal Star & Garter Homes were delighted to welcome RAF nurses stationed at Headley Court, the Armed Forces Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre (DMRC), when they recently visited the Surbiton Home.

The disabled veterans shared a morning with the nurses participating in various activities together. After taking a tour of the Home, the nurses joined in with a lively dance session, aptly titled “wheels and heels on fire”, before taking a much needed break and an opportunity to chat with residents.

The Headley Court nurses enjoying their tour of the Home.

Regular visitor Harvey the PAT (Pets as Therapy) dog meeting with the nurses.

Headley Court nurses with (from L-R) activities co-ordinator Carla Kedzierski, Director of Care Pauline Shaw, Group Captain Teresa Griffiths and Activities Manager Raquel Pena Aristizabal.

Corporal Alex Doyle enjoying a dance with residents.

Group Captain Teresa Griffiths, remarked,

“The care here is spectacular – all of my nurses have commented on it. I love the parallel nature between The Royal Star & Garter Homes and Headley Court. Although the people we care for are at very different stages of their lives, we share the same objective: to deliver the highest standard of care possible. I also love the range of activities on offer and how the residents are encouraged to participate – that’s another way Headley Court and The Royal Star & Garter Homes are similar in their approach to offering first-class care.”

The Charity’s Director of Care & Service Development, Pauline Shaw, commented,

“As a military charity it is always a great pleasure to welcome serving personnel to our Homes. These visits mean a lot to our residents, and help maintain their military connections whilst finding out about life in the Forces today.”

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