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Home For Christmas blog - Levente Gyorvari, Enablement Assistant

In the run up to Christmas, Solent NHS Trust colleagues are sharing their stories about how they are helping to get patients home for Christmas, or supporting those people in our inpatient units who are unable to be discharged.

Levente Gyorvari is an Enablement Assistant at the Kite Unit at the Western Community Hospital.

The team at the unit supports people, following a brain injury, to become more independent and return home.

Leve shares his thoughts on how the Kite Unit supports inpatients over the Christmas period.

My role is to support patients following a brain injury through rehabilitation activities to improve their quality of life.

I help and motivate our patients to become more independent following their admission until their discharge, finding suitable ways for them to re-gain and re-learn their skills and manage their daily life.

I love my job and find it very rewarding. To see someone progress within a short time period gives me a great sense of achievement.

With it getting closer to Christmas, the team here are creating festive moments for our patients who are not able to celebrate in their homes with family.

On Kite Unit, the Christmas activities are based on making decorations, baking and cooking activities with patients getting ready for the big celebration.

Last year, I spent my first Christmas on Kite Unit when I had a chance to learn more about our Christmas tradition. Each year we hold a Christmas party where we invite patients’ families. On Christmas day we hold a festive roast dinner with patients and staff because some of our patients are unable to go home for Christmas.

I personally think it is really important to support them well and create great memories for all of those who stay with us at Christmas time.

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