Family members and friends can keep in touch with patients staying on wards at either Peterborough City, Hinchingbrooke and Stamford and Rutland Hospitals this Christmas by taking part in the Trust’s ‘Letters to Loved Ones’ initiative.
Relatives can send get well messages, Christmas cards and family photos via a dedicated email address. These messages will then be printed and handed to patients to read and keep.
Jo Bennis, Chief Nurse at North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We appreciate that this is a worrying time for families and we are doing everything we can to ensure they can keep in touch with their loved ones in hospital during the pandemic.”
Since the initiative launched in April, more than 1,800 letters have been delivered to patients across all three hospitals.
“Receiving letters of support from loved ones has made a real difference to patients, reminding them that, despite not being allowed visitors, they are not alone,” said Jo. “We have also received lots of positive feedback from relatives, who have found comfort in the knowledge that their words can be passed on.
Details of how you can send letters to loved ones in our hospital during the pandemic here: www.nwangliaft.nhs.uk/about-us/trust-news/trust-launches-letter-to-loved-ones-initiative/
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