Well, I never thought that I would say it but three cheers for technology! I am grateful to all those who have made it possible for me to keep in touch with my grandson during lockdown. It has, quite literally brought a new dimension to ‘making caring visible and valued’. I have been able to be ‘present ‘ at ward reviews and other meetings which would have proved impossible under the restrictions and I was able to see and speak to him too.
We have lost so much valuable time with our loved ones but we have been able to be involved in a different way.
Thank you everyone, especially staff on Orchid Ward for making us feel valued.
Orchid Ward – Caring for males aged 18-65 within Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. – Adult Mental Health Services
Ann Parkes – Carer and Volunteer – Involvement, Experience & Volunteering