Connor Mothers’ Union provide wash bags to hospitals

Connor Mothers’ Union (MU) is meeting a vital need by supplying emergency wash bags for patients in two large Belfast hospitals.

In mid-January, the MU received a request from Sanna Mallon, Church of Ireland Chaplain in the Royal Victoria and Musgrave Park hospitals, for help with providing wash bags for patients.

Sanna said: “More and more patients are coming into these hospitals and have not even a toothbrush with them. Sometimes they have to wait a week before their loved ones can bring a wash bag.”

MU members around the diocese responded quickly, with 75 packs made up for delivery, and are continuing to collect items to supply more bags.
Archdeacon Stephen McBride, Connor MU Chaplain, handed over the wash bags to Sanna at Musgrave Park Hospital.

Connor Mothers' Union provide wash bags to hospitals
Some of the wash bags made up by Connor Mothers’ Union, ready for distribution to patients in Belfast hospitals.

• The spring issue of the Connor diocesan magazine, Connor Connections, which will be available in March, will feature the work carried out by Hospital Chaplains during the pandemic.

You can find out more about Connor Mothers’ Union on their website here.