Dec 22nd 2023

NHS workers giving priceless gifts this Christmas

Across the NHS and further afield people are rediscovering the gift of kindness by donating to patients who face the prospect of Christmas in hospital this year.

Mel Roberts Chief Nursing Officer for the Trust, explained: “Christmas is a challenge for some as many patients are too poorly to go home and enjoy the festivities with their family and friends. Whilst we pride ourselves on our values of compassion, respect and ambition, it is never more important to demonstrate this care for patients than during the festive season.

“This year there are many activities going on across the hospital with donations by our staff for homeless charities, women’s refuges and children’s homes. Now more than ever it is vital we share the gift of kindness with all and that is the theme of this year’s Christmas poem – written by our staff and demonstrated across the Trust.

“We’ve taken inspiration from Santa Claus that kindness is a superpower that enables him to fly round the world in one night dispensing joy to those in need. Kindness is the most memorable gift, a smile or a moment spent in empathy can change the mood from fear to joy, despair to hope. Our patients deserve to feel cared for and safe in our hospitals, and that is what we aim to achieve.”

To watch our poem please see below.


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