Northamptonshire Health Charity: Donate a gift for a patient in hospital this Christmas

Northamptonshire Health Charity are looking for Christmas gifts to give to people in hospital on Christmas day. The charity supports Northampton General and Kettering General Hospitals and the community and mental health hospitals across the county.

Brampton Ward; Jane Drew.

It works all year round to provide for all departments and wards, above and beyond what the NHS provides. Now that Christmas is approaching, the charity would like to ensure every patient in hospital receives a present on the day. Many patients, mostly elderly, have nobody – this means no visitors and no gift. Last year, every inpatient received a gift bag, which helped raise a smile, reminding them they are in people’s thoughts.

Suitable items are puzzle books, slippers and socks, toiletries, lip balms and dominoes for elderly patients and toys, games and activities for the children’s wards. For infection control, only new items can be accepted in the original packaging and not gift wrapped. You can drop your items into the charity office which is in the Springfield building next door to the Urgent Care Centre, a short walk from A&E at Northampton General Hospital.

If you’d prefer to shop online, purchase from the Amazon Wish List at the charity’s website, or you can make a donation and a gift will be purchased for you.

Trish Ribano, service manager at Welland Centre for Adult Mental Health said: “We are so grateful for your support at Christmas. It makes our day when all the gifts arrive for us to give out, as this can be a very lonely and difficult time for patients.”

For more information, contact: 01604 626927
Email: greenheart@nhcf.co.uk, or visit www.northamptonshirehealthcharity.co.uk