Chemotherapy patients wished a very merry Christmas

Hospital outpatients service staff have been collecting festive goodies to make up ‘blessing bags’ for chemotherapy patients attending appointments on Christmas Eve.

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The charitable offering has been organised by Pilgrim hospital Clerical Administrator Jan Joyce, in memory of her friend’s nan who passed away after suffering from cancer earlier this year.

Jan has sourced woolly hats, socks, lip balm, ginger biscuits, herbal teas, tissues and mints, to gift to people attending outpatient chemotherapy appointments across all United Lincolnshire Hospital NHS Trust (ULHT) hospitals.

Around 100 of the yuletide offerings have been made up and each bag comes with its own special handwritten message.

Jan said she wanted to thank everyone who’d helped make it happen.

“The support from departments over the three hospitals has been truly overwhelming,” said Jan.

“Many, many items have been collected to make this mission possible.

“I would to thank all staff for their very generous contribution to this. Merry Christmas.”

One patient, who heard about the bags on a previous visit to Lincoln County Hospital, said: “I am coming in for treatment on Christmas Eve, it is lovely to know that people care so much and I can’t wait to receive my bag that I know has been filled with lots of care and love.”