Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Soap Star's Mum Bags Top Award for Hospital Work ; ?Enid's Invention Helps Women Recovering from Surgery

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Soap Star's Mum Bags Top Award for Hospital Work ; ?Enid's Invention Helps Women Recovering from Surgery

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CORRIE favourite Antony Cotton's mum has been named an NHS Unsung Hero for helping women who are recovering from breast surgery.

Enid Dunn, 71, began volunteering with Bolton NHS Foundation Trust after she underwent surgery three years ago.

After her operation, Enid, like many breast patients, was discharged from the ward with a drain to her wound.

She recognised the need for some kind of container to carry the drain and designed a special bag that helped achieve early mobilisation for patients, as well as maintaining their dignity post- surgery.

The idea worked so well that she decided to continue voluntarily making the bags for anyone on the ward who needed them.

Enid, who lives in Greenmount, Bury, with husband Paul, is described as an 'integral part' of the facility's breast service department and was nominated for the award - which aims to highlight the work done by people in non-medical roles - by staff boss Sandy Wilkie.

Sandy said: "These bags are greatly-appreciated by all of the patients who are given them. …

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