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Welcome Home Transformation

A patient in the care of a 4th year student nurse had been given a terminal diagnosis.  Her daughter, who she hadn’t seen in over 5 years was coming home to spend time with her.

The patient immediately started to fret about her hair not styled, no make-up, her lack of nice clothes and what would her daughter think "when she sees me in this state".

The student nurse set the wheels in motion for the 'Welcome Home Transformation' of her patient.

The husband armed with to do lists, sourced  the make-up, shampoo and the birthday dress at home.  The daughter was greeted by her Mom, hair beautifully blow dried, make up impeccable and sporting her favourite dress. 

There wasn’t a dry eye on the ward.