Sending a festive card for 54 years!
Stamford Hospital matron Sue Brooks is hoping to solve a Christmas mystery by tracing an anonymous grateful patient who has been sending a greetings card to hospital staff for the last 54 years.
Every year, the card arrives in the post signed “from a grateful patient who stayed on Exeter Ward in 1960”.
This year, Sue is determined to try to find out more about the patient so that she might be able to give personal thanks for so many years of Christmas wishes.
Sue said: “It is so lovely to know that a patient still thinks of our staff after all these years. Exeter Ward was a men’s ward, so we suspect the sender may be a gentleman.
“I hope that the fact he sends in a card is a sign that he was happy with the care he received here.
“It would be wonderful to say thank you on behalf of all our staff past and present and get the chance to wish this person a Happy Christmas from us.”
Anyone who might know more about the sender can call Sue on 01733 678270.
Plaster technician Elaine Sutton at the hospital has found a creative way of decorating the nurses stations around the hospital site, using the excess plaster casts, which would usually be thrown away and turns them into snowmen in her spare time at home.