Over 40 children from a local primary school brought yuletide joy to patients and staff at Wrexham Maelor Hospital with a note perfect Christmas carol concert
The children, from Ysgol Hafod in Johnstown, entertained the patients of Onnen rehabilitation ward with an impressive range of festive favourites including Away in a Manger, We wish you a Merry Christmas and Silent Night.
A brass band from the Salvation Army players also played a selection of Christmas songs to the patients during the interval.
Patient Mona Morris from Wrexham said: “It was a really nice concert. The kids have all done so well and also the band were lovely.
“I’ve been here three days because I broke my arm. It’s not that great being in hospital near Christmas but this has really cheered me up.”
As part of their visit to the hospital, the pupils and staff received some training in hand washing from quality support nurse Lisa Bradford as part of Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board’s work to help prevent the spread of viruses in particular Norovirus this winter in the community.
Lisa said: “It was so fantastic to see the children singing on the ward and they were so attentive and well behaved in the hand washing session.
“By the end of the session all of the children were aware of how to wash their hands thoroughly and I know they’ll go home and share that with their families which is fantastic.
“It’s really important we target people of all age groups when trying to prevent the spread of viruses like Norovirus as everyone has a part to play.”