When it comes to blan­kets, Sheila’s got it cov­ered

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Remember When? -

A NURSE who ded­i­cated her life to fight­ing to save the lives of pre­ma­ture ba­bies has re­turned to her old hospi­tal unit to present more much needed aid. For­mer sis­ter Sheila Hooker, who now lives in New Rom­ney, went back to the William Har­vey spe­cial care baby unit on Fri­day, 18 years af­ter she re­tired, to hand over 29 WI blan­kets knit­ted to keep the tiny tots warm. She was the win­ner of the East Kent Fed­er­a­tion com­pe­ti­tion to find the best knit­ted blan­ket and was de­lighted to present them to unit ma­tron, sis­ter Karen Grif­fiths who used to be one of Sheila’s team. She was joined by her Middlemarsh WI pres­i­dent Bar­bara Shep­herd for the cer­e­mony and a tour of the unit.

Ma­tron Karen Grif­fiths re­ceives the WI blan­kets from for­mer spe­cial care baby unit sis­ter Sheila Hooker, sec­ond left, and Middlemarsh WI pres­i­dent Bar­bara Shep­hard, cen­tre, in the William Har­vey watched by staff nurse Shermi Ge­orge, sis­ter Tina Jones, staff nurse Louise Ruiz, and staff nurse Ju­lia Ive

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