Hospital bosses have unveiled a novel remedy for patients who ‘fall head over heels’ this Valentine’s Day weekend.
You might prefer to spend it dining at your favourite restaurant or having a cosy night in, but the Royal Blackburn Hospital Fracture Clinic is doing its best to spread the love this February 14.
It is offering patients with broken arms and wrists a special ‘love hearts’ plastercast cover.
Nurses claim the extra special protection, supplied by BSN Medical, will help fracture clinic patients take their minds off the pain of a broken arm or wrist.
Nurse sister Linda Clements said: “What better time than Valentine’s Day to share the love with our special ‘love heart’ plaster?
“Fractured or broken arms and wrists are placed in a plaster cast to make sure the wrist is kept still while the fracture heals.
“The ‘love hearts’ cast cover is hugely popular and helps patients by taking their mind off their broken bone.”
With cold weather forecast this weekend, it could be a busy time for fracture clinic staff with up to 100 patients potentially in need of broken bones mending by Monday morning.