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Tea party drives home care message

TEA UP ... South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trusts community nutrition assistant Lauren Rawding, back left, and specialist prescribing support dietitian Maria McKenna, with, front, Windsor Care Home residents Betty Hepplewhite, 84, and Doreen Gardner, 82, and, centre, manager Andrea Rowe.

TEA UP ... South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trusts community nutrition assistant Lauren Rawding, back left, and specialist prescribing support dietitian Maria McKenna, with, front, Windsor Care Home residents Betty Hepplewhite, 84, and Doreen Gardner, 82, and, centre, manager Andrea Rowe.

TEA for two was just what the doctor ordered at a Hebburn care home.

Residents at Windsor Care Home, in Victoria Road East, received important health advice as they enjoyed a cuppa as part of a World Tea Party organised during Nutrition and Hydration Week.

The health initiative was aimed at raising awareness of the importance of nutrition and hydration as an essential element of care.

Maria McKenna, South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust’s specialist dietitian and community nutrition assistant Lauren Rawding joined residents and staff at the home, to reinforce the message that high standards of nutrition and hydration care can maintain quality of life and prevent unnecessary illness and injury.

Andrea Rowe, care home manager, said: “We were delighted to take part in Nutrition and Hydration Week.

“We appreciate how vital nutrition and hydration care are in relation to the health of our residents and we are grateful for the support we have been given through the Food First programme, which has really helped them to put on weight.”

Dozens of residents at the home enjoyed the tea party and benefited from the essential health advice.

Hundreds of local care home staff have received vital training as part of the Food First programme.

 

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