The Mayor of Dudley, Councillor Mohammed Hanif, has visited Russells Hall Hospital to help raise awareness of dignity and explain what it means to him.
Executive directors from The Dudley Group joined the Mayor in writing out their own definitions of dignity on to heart shaped leaves, and adding them to a Digni-tree which will help shape Dudley’s very own dignity charter.
The Mayor was also taken on a tour of the Forget-me-not Unit, the hospital’s dedicated area for patients with dementia where he spoke to staff and patients about the importance of dignity.
“I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Russells Hall Hospital and it is wonderful to have been given the opportunity to chat to patients, visitors and staff about dignity.
“It has been a real honour and privilege to see all of the dedication and hard work from staff that goes on behind the scenes,” said Councillor Hanif.
Ken McClymont, founder of Dudley Centre for Inclusive Living which is one of the Mayor’s charities this year, invited the Mayor to visit the Digni-tree which has been touring the borough as part of his ‘Dignity for Dudley’ campaign.