During these challenging times we have
had to make some difficult decisions to protect our patients and
our colleagues. This has included putting in place a temporary
suspension on visiting. We understand this can be distressing for
both patients and loved ones and that communication is so important
in recovery. Therefore, we have set up our 'Stay in Touch'
means you can send a message / letter and photographs to a loved
one while they are a patient in one of our hospitals. We will then
hand deliver your messages to your loved one to help you 'stay in
To send a message please just simply
complete the form below or if you prefer you can send your message
directly to us in an email: email@example.com
Messages will be delivered from 3pm
every day across our hospital sites. Any messages received before
3pm will go out the same day, anything after 3pm will go into the
next day's deliveries.
At the moment we will be running the
deliveries Monday - Friday. If we receive your message on a
Saturday or Sunday, it will be delivered on the following
Loved ones will receive a message from
our teams confirming that the message has been delivered.
We hope our scheme offers both our
patients and loved ones some comfort.
The Trust will take every precaution to maintained the security
of any personal data provided by you and printed by us for the
purpose of communicating 'a stay in touch' message.
The Trust will only process the data provided in relation to
this process for this specific purpose.
By adding the requested personal data to this form you are
confirming that you wish to engage with the stay in touch process
and understand and acknowledge that the Trust does not accept any
responsibility or liability for the data provided by you for this
'As I was very, very nervous, I must have been the worst patient
ever and they were brilliant with me and I can't thank them enough
- could you please pass on my sincere thanks.'
Patient, Hysteroscopy Unit, Chester-le-Street Community