"Nursing Staff at Chiltern Day Care Unit (Rampton Hospital) always go the extra mile!"

About: Rampton Hospital

(as a staff member posting for a patient/service user),

This is a copy of a thank you letter that was recieved from a patient following a Directorate Recovery Event at Chiltern Day Care Unit for Male PD patients at Rampton Hospital.

I am just writing to let you know that I am very grateful for the recent events that Jacqui and Kath have facilitated at Chiltern. I have had a particuarly difficult few months and on Thursday 23rd April 2015 I was privileged to be part of the Saint Georges celebrations at Chiltern. Not only was it good to be off the ward, away from the ongoing life and events of a busy treatment ward; but it was fabulously restful to have fish, chips and peas out of a carton amongst other patients from the other wards who I dont normally see/speak with. Also, catching up with the other patients who I've not had opportunity to be with for a while, eating together informally.

After we had eaten, we had some fresh air, sang songs, played pool and scrabble. It was a lovely sunny day and without emphasising the point it felt like a holiday, a true break from normal routines, full timetables and a proper chill out.

So I am writing to say thank you for it's organisation and facilitation and please pass on my thanks to Kath and Jacqui too for always going the extra mile. I appreciate their hard work and yours very much.

With grateful prayers hoping Saint George, Saint Jade and Our Lady would pray for us and our Country.

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Response from Christine Milburn, Nurse Consultant, Rampton Hospital Men's Personality Disorder and National Women's Directorate, Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust

Thank you for taking the time to thank the staff particularly Jacqui and Kath.It is much appreciated and heartening to hear from someone like yourself. Your descriptions of the days events makes sound like such a fun and relaxing day which was enjoyed by all. I will ensure it is forwarded to the nursing and management team as well as Kath and Jacqui and the rest of the chiltern team. I am sure with feedback like this many future events will be taking place. Thank you for helping to make that happen. Thank you once again

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Response from Martina Griffiths, Modern Matron/Senior Nurse, The Peaks Unit, Rampton Hospital, Rampton Hospital

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback and experience of the care you recieve within the Male PD Service here at Rampton Hospital. As the Manager for Day-Care Services I am aware of how hard the staff work to ensure everyone recieves meaningful activities in line with their recovery journey. I would also like to thank you for your activite participation in the event and for the kinds words you have said about Kath and Jacqui. I hope you will continue to enjoy the events at Chiltern in the future.

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