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  • allthepies
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    STW subscription ? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I’ve seen lots of boxes of chocs in hospitals come Christmas time and everyone loves boxes of chocs right ? ๐Ÿ™‚

    We get cards saying thank you. You’d be surprised how much they’re appreciated

    globalti
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    Don’t give them chocolates; most nurses (my sister included) don’t need more chocolates.

    olddog
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    … bottle of scotch – or is that just my GP?

    Premier Icon tthew
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    I’m assuming food stuff’s aren’t allowed,

    You should watch One Born Every Minute. The amount of cake Midwives trough would put a moderately sized Audax to shame!

    lemonysam
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    The gift of dance?

    dan1980
    Member

    I wrote a letter of thanks, naming the nurses and Drs that had done a fantastic job looking after me to the patient liaison people at the hospital

    When I popped in for a follow up, my consultant and some of the nurses present seemed genuinely suprised and appreciative of the effort.

    Premier Icon notmyrealname
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    A thank you letter to the hospital naming the staff who dealt with you and a box of chocolates.

    Premier Icon ratherbeintobago
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    Assuming all goes smoothly, what the medical staff (surgeon & anaesthetist) will really appreciate is a letter of thanks naming them. We are obliged to collect patient feedback, which is more difficult than you’d think (especially for the gas board, as all our patients are asleep most of the time we’re with them…); a letter can be put in the annual appraisal folder.

    Andy

    adamhicks
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    I’m assuming there are a few NHS staff on here…

    Long and short, I’m taking my elder sister in for an operation on Wednesday and she has the mother of all needle phobias. Like a massive phobia.

    The staff will have their work cut out dealing with her so I will want to thank them. Question is: What am I allowed to give them. I’m assuming food stuff’s aren’t allowed, so the question is: What gift can I give staff that is allowed in a hospital?

    Cheers in advance.

    sbob
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    I’m not a nurse, but the last three disabled customers I’ve had in have all sent me a card thanking me for the exceedingly high levels of service I’ve afforded them.
    That’s all it takes, and it’s really appreciated.

    adamhicks
    Member

    excellent, thank you

    willard
    Member

    When my wife was in hospital recently I took in a load of biscuits of various types and then, after the second extended stay, some extra teabags and some chocolates.

    It wasn’t much to make up for all the help they were, but it was all I could think of.

    noteeth
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    most nurses don’t need more chocolates

    Over the best part of 20 years in the NHS, I’ve seen (and eaten) a veritable avalanche of Quality Street… and just one fruit basket. ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

    a letter of thanks naming them

    This – letters and cards get pinned to the wall of our staff room, and they are always a (much-needed) morale booster & greatly appreciated. Plus, wards should be giving patients comment cards upon discharge – be sure to fill them out.

    Letters and flowers and Whisky/ champagne

    Please…

    My Mrs says, ‘thank you cards, decent coffee, choccies/biscuits’ In no particular order.

    Premier Icon Drac
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    A letter or card of thanks is very much appreciated with our Trust any we receive a copy goes on your record.

    Gifts are always welcome and can be whatever you want but the member of staff has to declare them for tax purposes, which we always do of course. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Kuco
    Member

    I sent a simple email thanking all the departments that tried to save my father. Got an email back saying it would be sent to all relevant departments and would be appreciated.

    jodafett
    Member

    A thank you card with some tea and coffee (my wife’s suggestion, she’s a nurse)

    Edit: she just added cupcakes!

    A framed poster of Jeremy Hunt.

    allthepies
    Member

    noteeth wrote:

    wards should be giving patients comment cards upon discharge

    Don’t they go a bit soggy ?

    noteeth
    Member

    Don’t they go a bit soggy ?

    Ach, you know what I mean. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    ^^^ Awesome !!

    eskay
    Member

    A letter of thanks (if you received good care!). Most wards have a ward fund, you can often stipulate that a donation is to be used towards a ward night out for the nurses (they usually have one or two during the year!).

    Premier Icon Drac
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    noteeth said ยป wards should be giving patients comment cards upon discharge

    Many do now. Our local hospital trust has developed a system where you are given a token at each department as you leave you drop a token in a box on how satisfied you are with the service. There’s about ten options and as it’s so easy to do they get a good response.

    Premier Icon bruneep
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    No more chocolate please the is wife turning into a bit of a biffer thanks to well meaning public.

    TurnerGuy
    Member

    A visiting masseuse to hand out free neck massages…

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