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Latest news on Alex

As Alex mentioned in her last posting, she is back at RAF Halton undergoing rehabilitation for her pelvic stress injury and her Mother Pauline, the Royal Star & Garter’s Director of Care, has sent us the following update on her progress.


Alex has returned to RAF Halton following her period of leave to rest her back. She was agitating to return and get properly down to business in her road to recovery and the comprehensive rehabilitation programme designed for her. Whilst at home she was doing daily exercises, but it will feel more official now she is back with the group and with staff guidance. I know that she is feeling much better and no longer experiences any pain which is definitely a positive thing!


The girls that she began training with and became very close to started their nursing degree in the last couple of weeks, and Alex hasn’t heard from them much so she’s guessing they’re pretty busy already! She does miss them very much and wishes she was there with them, but of course understands that she needs to ensure her injury is completely healed first.


During her time at home, Alex spent a couple of days at The Royal Star & Garter Home in Richmond, volunteering and keeping herself busy chatting with residents and some admin and reception work. I know that she misses working with us, but is hopeful that she will one day be back on a nursing placement! (maybe in the new Surbiton Home by then…)


I am so proud of her keeping herself busy and motivated and staying as positive as she possibly can in what is a frustrating setback. I know how determined she is, and with this attitude she will achieve everything she has set her mind on.