St Wilfrid’s Hospice has seen a welcome influx of kindness in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. Launching a new campaign called ‘Wilfcards’ to encourage messages of support as they continue to care for terminally ill people in our community.
Wilfcards are virtual postcards local residents and organisations can use to share kind words at this critical time with St Wilfrid’s as it plays its part in supporting our healthcare system.
The first theme #thankswilf, asks for messages and selfies to give thanks to the Doctors, Nurses and volunteers working to ensure patients both on the recently enlarged 18 bed ward, and patients in their own homes, continue to receive compassionate care.
Chief executive Alison Moorey said: “With the situation surrounding coronavirus changing daily, our top priority remains to care for terminally ill patients and their loved ones. We are doing everything to ensure our compassionate services continue without compromising the safety of patients, their loved ones, our staff and volunteers.
“We are so grateful to everyone who has been in touch with words of support. It means so much to everyone to know St Wilfrid’s Hospice is in your thoughts during these difficult times.”
Lisa Wadey, from Bognor Regis wrote, “St Wilfrid’s has never been far from my thoughts after they cared for my Mother Una Horn.
“When I think about the families finding themselves in such a heart breaking situation, I simply couldn’t imagine ever having to stay away from a loved one for fear of infecting staff or patients, or having to keep your distance from family members and loved ones when you need to hug them the most.
“Which brings me back to St Wilfrid’s amazing nurses, there was never a shortage of a hug at St Wilfrid’s, day or night, so here’s one virtual one back to you!”
Visit: stwh.co.uk/wilfcards to get creative and join in.