Monday, 16 July 2012
A storytelling activity for stroke rehabilitation patients has been introduced at Cimla hospital.
The Glannant ward at Cimla Hospital is a stroke rehabilitation ward and has introduced storytelling time for patients to help stimulate memory and encourage conversation.
A fabulous story read aloud can really captivate the imagination and spark memories long forgotten.
This simple yet effective reading time is now a keen activity for patients on the Glannant ward.
A volunteer storyteller comes onto the ward and reads aloud to those patients who want to come and listen. Patients spend as much time as they want discussing the story, what they thought about it and how it could have been improved.
The activity is very popular with the patients and it gives them a means to come together and enjoy each other’s company as well as the story itself. Some of the stories lead to lively discussions; some of the patient’s memories were similar to some of the characters in the stories.
A patient said: “There’s a friendly environment and nice company”.
ABM Health Boards’ Arts in Health group supported the first six storytelling days at Cimla and are keen to expand it to other hospitals.