The last weekly goody parcels have been delivered to North Walsham hospital staff by its Friends group, ending 15 weeks of very-much welcomed support.
Since the covid-19 lockdown began, the Friends have been providing boxes of snacks, food and drink to ward nursing and support staff.
Nurses at the 24-bed unit have been doing 12-hour shifts in full protective equipment during the crisis and the Friends responded to an appeal for refreshments.
Chairman Keith Jarvis said: “Things have been tough for staff without the need to worry about getting snacks ready for work. Our weekly goody runs are a small gesture which has been well received. It has cost around £1,500 from our funds, which are donated by the public for supporting staff, patients and visitors with little ‘extras’.”
Support ward manager Diane Cremin said: “Staff really have appreciated, and looked forward to, the goody parcels. Work has been tough, and the parcels have been a morale booster for staff who know that other people are thinking of us during a difficult time.”
For more information about the Friends of North Walsham War Memorial Hospital, and how to support them, visit the group’s Facebook page, or click here.