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Families of patients at West Suffolk Hospital can send knitted hearts to stay connected to their loved ones
Families of patients being treated at West Suffolk Hospital are being given the chance to send messages to their loved ones.
The hospital has launched a 'keeping in touch' scheme, which will allow family members and friends the chance to show patients that they are thinking of them while they are apart during lockdown.
Family members can arrange video calls with a patient or send a message in a card via a dedicated page on the hospital's website.
West Suffolk Hospital has launched the knitted hearts scheme.
Knitted hearts can also be ordered on the page from Monday which will see the patient be given a heart and another one sent to a relative.
Sue Smith, head of fundraising, said “We hope these hearts will bring comfort to both the patient and to their family and make them feel connected.
"We also have to thank the wonderful community for making these hearts. They are just so beautiful and made with such love which makes this project even more special."
Click here to order your hearts.
Written by Rhoda Morrison, Bury Free Press