It's really hard for our patients and their relatives at the moment. The suspension of visiting is helping to keep people safe during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, nevertheless not being able to see loved-ones whilst they're ill in hospital is really difficult. 'Face-Time' on i-pads and smartphones can make a difference, but there's nothing like a personal message to show someone that you care.

Using our designated e-mail address, you can send a relative or friend a #LetterOfLove - a few words to let them know you're thinking of them and sending your love and best wishes. We have space to include a maximum of two photographs as well - a cheery grin from grandchildren, a new baby or just a selfie with a smile - they can all lift spirits.

We'll design your #LetterOfLove and make sure it gets to the ward. You'll need to make sure you tell us who the patient is (full name), their date of birth and the ward they're on. It's a secure nhs.net address and your letter will be treated in confidence by the small number of staff who run this service. We hope you welcome the opportunity to keep in touch in a really special and personal way.

Send your #LetterOfLove to crhft.letteroflove@nhs.net

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