NEW RESIDENTS... At Ardrossan Community Hospital aged care residents are, back: Dawn Duncan, John Bastian, Glynis Cliff, Tony Purcell, activities coordinator Linda Watson, maintenance officer David Lloyd; front: Elaine Brook, June James, John White, Don Whittaker, volunteer Cliff Hosking and Elsa the dog, who have welcomed new residents, chickens Sass, Odd Girl, Daisy, Ellie, Penny and Crackers, part of the hospital’s pet therapy program. NEW RESIDENTS... At Ardrossan Community Hospital aged care residents are, back: Dawn Duncan, John Bastian, Glynis Cliff, Tony Purcell, activities coordinator Linda Watson, maintenance officer David Lloyd; front: Elaine Brook, June James, John White, Don Whittaker, volunteer Cliff Hosking and Elsa the dog, who have welcomed new residents, chickens Sass, Odd Girl, Daisy, Ellie, Penny and Crackers, part of the hospital’s pet therapy program.

Ardrossan hospital welcomes feathered friends

ARDROSSAN Comm­unity Hospi­tal’s aged care facility has welcomed six new residents, but not the usual sort.

Sass, Odd Girl, Daisy, Ellie, Penny and Crackers are chickens being used in the facility’s pet therapy program, and arrived at the hospital on Wed­nesday, March 28.

Residents chose one name each, and they were put into a hat. The first six names drawn were given to the new feathered friends.

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