Thanks to Julie Gray and the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Charity team, inpatients celebrating their birthdays can receive trust cards from their ward staff!
When Julie Gray knocked on the door of Royal Cornwall Hospitals Charity pod proclaiming to have had a great idea, we didn’t know what to expect!
She explained her idea, which was simple but very thoughtful, and we knew that we needed to try to make it happen!
“I noticed patients were having birthdays in hospital, and we had no actual Trust card to celebrate this!
It can be a very difficult and lonely time for them, especially in our current climate with visitor restrictions.”
“I thought it would be a nice caring touch on their special day to provide a card signed by the ward staff looking after them.”
“The Charity Team was great when I approached them, and helped make this idea happen,” said Julie.
Within a week of voicing the idea, we now have the Trust birthday cards printed and ready to go out to inpatient wards across our three hospitals. We love making great ideas happen and when it puts our patients firmly at the heart of what we do, adding those special thoughtful touches, then we love it even more!