Staff Help Celebrate the Coronation

Blythe Johnston a Staff Nurse in HMP Glenochil was chosen to take part in the Edinburgh Castle Gun Salute to mark the Coronation of King Charles.  As well as her full-time job in the prison, Blythe is an Army Reserve member of 225 Field Hospital and a Cadet Force Adult Volunteer with The Regimental Band of the Black Watch ACF.  As a member of the cadet band (Blythe plays the cornet) she joined Reserve Bands in Scotland to provide musical support to the Guard Mount and the Royal Gun Salute during the Coronation.  She will be awarded the Coronation Medal.

Midwife Caroline Morrell crocheted cute golden crowns for all the babies born at Forth Valley Royal Hospital on the day of the coronation. Thanks also to Pauline Stevenson from Tillicoultry who made some knitted crowns, Jade Megan Varma for donating balloons and Rowan Hurst for helping to organise everything.

Staff helped decorate a number of local wards including Unit 5 at Falkirk Community Hospital, the Wallace Suite in the Bellfield Centre at Stirling Health and Care Village and the Stroke and Renal Units at Forth Valley Royal Hospital.

Pupils from St Ninians Primary School also made decorations for the RVS café at Stirling Health and Care Village and Serco distributed special coronation cupcakes to patients in local hospitals across Forth Valley. Coronation goodie bags were also distributed to a number of staff areas and wards across Forth Valley.

Coronation Babies