"A very special nurse who made a difference"

About: Rampton Hospital

(as a parent/guardian),

Sometimes something so remarkable happens that you have to tell everybody about it.

Just before Christmas such a thing happened to me. To most people it might seem like nothing, but to all the carers who have a loved one in a secure mental hospital I am sure that it will strike a chord. Visits can often be difficult, stressful and unpredictable, especially at Christmas.

For a long time it has been my dream to spend Christmas morning with both of my children, chatting and opening presents. Something many people take for granted.

This year my dream came true and it was all down to a very special nurse who works on Blake ward at Rampton hospital.

KG I know that you went to great lengths, on top of your nursing duties, sorting out a Christmas morning visit for my daughter and myself.

Thank you for your kindness and generosity. , We all had a wonderful morning together. Your gift was the ‘icing on my Christmas’. A memory that I will cherish for a long time.

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Response from Adele Bryan, Interim General Manager, Rampton Hospital Mental Health & National Learning Disability Directorate, Rampton Hospital

On Blake ward we acknowledge that time away from relatives can be especially hard, particularly at family times such as Christmas. It can be hard for those in hospital and hard for families that love them. This year we had a request for a Christmas day visit and asked ourselves the question why not?

With the dedication of a named nurse and the whole team alongside them we have improved our service and been able to offer a positive memory to a family that we can all continually build on for the future.

We welcome all feedback and work alongside relatives and our patients to improve the service that we provide.

Thank You

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