As we head into what will undoubtedly be a very challenging winter we are asking for your help in supporting your loved ones when they are in hospital and helping prepare them to be discharged home.
Due to current visiting restrictions we have set up a patient property drop off service so relatives/friends can drop off essential items for their loved ones who are staying in hospital.
This service will run from Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 3.30pm (excluding bank holidays) at the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) office on level 2. We are unable to accept belongings outside of these hours.
More information can be found here – Visiting patients and appointment restrictions during COVID-19.
Lucy Bates, deputy chief nurse, said: “If you have a family member, a friend or a neighbour in hospital, there are a number of important things you can do that will aid their recovery whilst in hospital and also help them get home as soon as they are ready to be discharged.
“These include providing suitable clothing and shoes, staying in contact with the ward about their expected date of discharge (one designated person per patient) and helping organise transport home.”
Find out more in our patient guide to hospital discharge
We want to do whatever we can to make this winter better for our patients and staff and are asking patients and visitors to support us.
Let’s work together this winter and help us help you.