Festive cheer brought to older patients by Norfolk nurses
Community nurses and therapists based in Thetford delivered Christmas presents to their most vulnerable patients, many of which were bought with their own money.
Like many others around the country, the team from Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust was working over the festive period to visit housebound patients.
They realised a number of their older patients would be spending the holidays alone and wanted to make sure they knew someone was thinking of them.
They decided to raise a collection and also approached local shops in order to be able to offer some gifts to 12 local patients.
Special deliveries were made on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, while staff also made sure they could spend some time to stop and chat so patients had some company.
Team lead Sarah Goddard said: “Our team build up a good relationship with their patients when visiting to provide their care and rehabilitation.
“No one likes to be on their own at this time of year, so we decided to buy small gifts to take with us to show them that we are thinking of them,” she said.
“We thought it was the least we could do to bring a bit of Christmas cheer to them and help brighten their day,” she added.
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