Free newspapers donated to NNUH patients
Free newspapers have been donated to patients on Covid-19 wards at NNUH, thanks to the generosity of the publisher of the Eastern Daily Press.
Archant have offered to send copies of the EDP to the Covid wards to help patients who are isolated from their families and friends.
This was arranged by the NNUH Patient Experience Team after a patient’s family contacted David Powles, Editor of the EDP.
The generous donation comes as visiting is restricted at the hospital because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Professor Nancy Fontaine, NNUH Chief Nurse and Director of Infection Prevention and Control, said: “Thank you to our friends at Archant for their support and helping to keep our patients connected. We have virtual visiting in place during the pandemic. However, this donation will provide an extra connection to the outside world while our patients are not able to receive visitors.”
Infection control precautions will be maintained with one paper per patient only and the newspapers will be disposed of after use.