Once again, Western State Hospital (WSH) in Hopkinsville, is seeking the help of the community in preparation for the annual Christmas campaign for patients at WSH and We3stern State Nursing Facility.
Individuals, groups and businesses are invited to participate in a variety of ways including making a contribution, donating gifts, sponsoring a unit party or providing entertainment. The facility is in great need of contributions to this effort, as monies are utilized to purchase additional holiday gifts and for special occasions and activities throughout the year for patients. Community support is greatly appreciated and helps ensure our patients have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Gift suggestions for patients include caps, hats, socks, gloves, house shoes, reading glasses (all strengths, no wire frames), card games, word search puzzles, playing cards, puzzles, adult coloring books, books (not too violent, risque or sci-fi), composition books (no wire spirals), and clothing of all sizes (with no drawstrings or hanging strings).
Items which cannot be included in gifts include pens, pencils or markers, spiral wire notebooks, chap stick, glass, mirrors, aerosol sprays or cans, plastic water bottles or cups, personal care items with alcohol, stuffed animals, jewelry (except for watches), purses or bags with handles or straps, or headbands.
For more information please contact Tony Winfield, community services coordinator, at Western State Hospital, P.O. Box 2200, Hopkinsville, KY 42241-2200 or phone (270) 889-6025 ext. 609 or 565.
Western State Hospital is an acute care adult psychiatric facility operated by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. The hospital serves the most western 34 counties in Kentucky. The facility is accredited by The Joint Commission and certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.