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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by rona, Mar 12, 2021.


  1. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    Could anyone list the staff that are likely to be on a rehabilitation ward?

    from Doctors to cleaners?

    I'm trying to send a gift each to all who looked after my friend (he's moved not died), I don't want to miss anyone out
     
  2. Lurcherlad

    Lurcherlad PetForums VIP

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    That will be tricky as they do shifts.

    Maybe a hamper for the “all day staff” and “all night staff” would encompass everyone?
     
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  3. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    I'm hoping I've ordered enough to cover most people, if not all. If they know different the gift can be split down to make more smaller gifts :)
     
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    Lurcherlad PetForums VIP

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    We were told the night staff often miss out .... everything is scooped up by the day shift ;)
     
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    I agree. I know when I spent 10 days in hospital, admittedly a Hungarian one, they changed staff twice a day and once a week so when I left they weren't the same nurses I'd started with.
     
  6. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    I can't afford to cover the whole hospital :D

    I think nurses aren't moving around much because of Covid. The same staff seem to have been there the whole fortnight
     
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    That's a lovely thought!
     
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  8. Mrs Funkin

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    That is a lovely thought.

    There will almost certainly be: domestics, hostesses, healthcare assistants, nurses, senior nurses, junior doctors, Registrar, Consultant. As it’s a rehab ward, probably also physiotherapist and dietician.

    I’m sure your kindness will be greatly appreciated.
     
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    I second this. How very thoughtful of you @rona , and I'm sure it will really help boost their spirits after such a tough year. :D
     
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  10. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    Thank you. How many approx do you think would be on a 28 bed ward

    I thought of cupcakes first, but realised that a quite a few could get left out.
    I have a very local Florist that I've used several times and have a good relationship with, so I've asked them if they would make up little daffodil/ gypsophila posies for everyone.

    After all, my friend was a gardener through and through and it will last longer than cakes. I just hope no one has hay fever :)
     
  11. Mrs Funkin

    Mrs Funkin Human mother to Oscar

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    Gosh, it’s a long time since I was ward based (and that was maternity so slightly different) - I’ve tagged @catz4m8z and @Jackie C as they will have a much better idea than me :)
     
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  12. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    Trying to work out what to put on card. Would it be insulting to put from doctors to domestics?

    If it is, how else could I put it encompassing all staff?
     
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    I overheard two women on a train saying why should nurses get a bigger pay rise . . . no-one else is, etc etc. Could not believe my ears!
     
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  14. Mrs Funkin

    Mrs Funkin Human mother to Oscar

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    Hmm @rona I'd probably just say thank you to everyone for looking after XXX so well. Thank you for all the cups of tea, nursing and medical care and the lovely clean ward - that kind of thing recognises everyone's contribution. It's all important - and I'd say that domestics and hostesses are rarely remembered and they will be over the moon :)
     
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    Cleaners
    Physiotherapists
    Occupational Therapists
    Health care assistants
    Staff nurses
    Matron (possibly?)
    Porters
    Vicar if the hospital has a church

    Think that about covers it

    When I wrote a thank you card I think I put 'To all on **** ward'
     
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    I think a card is very much appreciated. In 1995 my ten year old daughter had to go into hospital to have a sewing needle surgically removed from her big toe ( long story ) when she got home she decided to make them a thankyou card and we took it in. They were thrilled. A few years later I went to visit a friend and had to walk past that ward, there on the wall her card was still there. I was touched that they kept it up that long.
     
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    Very much depends on the hospital, the ward, the shift patterns and the ratios they have on the ward so I dont think anyone could give you a hugely helpful number. Ward staff will definitely not expect but hugely appreciate any gift you send :)
     
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  18. Kaleidoscope

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    That is such a generous act of kindness. To be on the safe side, just so that you don't waste your money, I would check with the hospital if they allow flowers in. When I last worked in a hospital over 10 years ago, flowers weren't permitted anywhere in the hospital in case staff or patients had allergies. I don't know if this rule applied to all hospitals nationwide or just my local NHS trust and no idea if the flower ban at that hospital is still operational.

    I don't think there's anything more cheery and uplifting than little posies of flowers so I do hope they are permitted :)
     
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  19. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    I know flowers aren't allowed on the ward because of infections control. I'm hoping that they can all take them home :)
    That's the reason for posies rather than a huge bouquet :D
     
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    I think a hamper of fruit, rather than cupcakes .... in my experience nhs staff diets aren’t the healthiest ;)
     
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