Helping hearts bring comfort to end of life patients

Visiting restrictions during the Covid pandemic meant patients and their relatives were separated when they needed each other the most, but Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust tried to ease the pain by giving loved ones something to remember them by.

Knitted hearts were given in pairs – one to the patient and the other to the family as a special keepsake.

The knitted hearts were given to patients in the Trust’s four community hospitals in Bishop’s Castle, Bridgnorth, Ludlow and Whitchurch.

The service has been so successful that all the staff want to keep this type of dedicated service moving forward.