Special hospital visitors Pringle and Widget spread a little festive cheer!

December 16, 2022

Penguins Pringle and Widget have been delighting staff and patients at two of our community hospitals today.

While paying a visit from their home at Heythrop Zoological Gardens in Oxfordshire the Humboldt penguins, Pringle (aged 12) and Widget (aged 7), popped into North Cotswolds Community Hospital in Moreton on Marsh this morning, before waddling over to Tewkesbury Community Hospital in the afternoon – much to the delight of hospital staff and patients.

Deputy Service Director of Community Hospitals, Juliette Richardson, thanked Matron Julie Ellery for organising the special visitors, saying: “Seeing the happiness on the faces of patients and colleagues was just incredible.

“Thank you, and thank you to the League of Friends for making this happen.”

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