A choir consisting of pupils from Longridge Church of England Primary School visited Longridge Community Hospital on Friday 15 December to spread some festive cheer.
24 pupils aged 7 to 11 from the school entertained patients, staff and visitors with a number of traditional and modern Christmas carols at the hospital which is run by Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust. The pupils were accompanied by teachers Gemma Slater and Tim Nixon.
Tim Nixon, teacher at Longridge Church of England Primary School, said: “Our children were very keen to visit people at Longridge Community Hospital this year to spread some Christmas happiness. The children practiced for a number of weeks and were at optimum performance on the day. They really enjoy singing carols and being able to do so at the hospital made it even better as they were able to cheer people up. The feedback we got from the hospital staff, patients and visitors has been overwhelming. The children were very pleased to attend and we look forward to visiting again in the future.”
Amanda Critchlow, Charge Nurse at Longridge Community Hospital, said: “Our patients and staff on the ward were very delighted with the visit. We all joined in on the singing and the patients were left very pleased and in the Christmas mood. The visit provided a perfect introduction to Christmas for all at the hospital.”
Longridge Community Hospital is a 15 bedded inpatient facility, operational over 24 hours. It is managed by registered nurses. Non acute patients are admitted to the ward. Patients must be registered with a Longridge GP and require either post-surgical care, medical care, rehabilitation or palliative care.