Westgate Grant Rita’s Big Wish
Big Wish winner, Rita from St Pauls Care Centre, has had her 'Big Wish' granted by Westgate Healthcare.
Westgate Healthcare, a family-owned and run care group with care homes across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Essex, launched an initiative to recognise the resident’s wellbeing across the homes by introducing the ‘Wish Tree’ scheme.
Each year Westgate Healthcare grant two big wishes that residents from across the care group have requested, and this year our first Big Wish winner was Rita at St Pauls Care Centre in Hemel Hempstead.
Rita, a resident at St Pauls Care Centre, wished for an all-expense paid shopping trip to buy a new outfit finished off with a meal with her daughter, so Rita's wish was granted by Westgate and the team at St Pauls.
Rita, resident at St Pauls Care Centre, said: "It was so lovely having my daughter Maxine and Beth join me on a shopping spree, I felt so spoilt!"
Beth, Head of Activities at St Pauls Care Centre, said: "I've never seen Rita open up like she did during the day trip, and it was a wonderful day that gave Rita so much confidence. It was really nice seeing Rita engaging with the shop assistants and other shoppers, and Rita is such a lovely person so I couldn't think of a more worthy winner!"