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Students show hospital patients that they aren’t alone

Date Posted: 21/12/2017 | Posted In: Latest news

A Level Health and Social Care students from QE have fully embraced the season of goodwill by writing and delivering Christmas cards to patients at Darlington Memorial Hospital and other care settings within the County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust. The students visited a ward to meet patients, nurses and to distribute their Christmas cards before liaising with the Hospital Communications team. Any remaining cards will be sent to other areas of the Trust, ensuring that as many people as possible benefit from this wonderful gesture of goodwill.

Student, Charlotte Kirton, comments: ‘Christmas is a time when it’s really important to have people around you, nobody should feel alone’, whilst Maisie Elliott explains: ‘Being in hospital can be a frightening time, hopefully we have cheered people up and made them feel a little better’. Emma Dinsdale, Course Leader for Health and Social Care at QESFC, concludes: ‘When I initially asked students whether they would like to get involved in the idea, they were resoundingly positive and enthusiastic in their response. By delivering these cards to people who may not be able to spend the festive period with their family and friends, we hope that it will bring a smile to their face to know that people are thinking of them’.