A new ‘thinking of you’ service has been set up for loved ones to keep in touch with patients staying in hospitals across the county, whilst ward visiting remains suspended.

Wye Valley NHS Trust has introduced the service to help keep patients and their family and friends in contact with one another during the coronavirus pandemic.

Messages will be delivered by hospital staff to patients on the wards at Hereford County Hospital, Leominster, Bromyard and Ross Community Hospital seven days a week.

This is a difficult time for everyone and we hope this brings some comfort and cheer to our patients who are currently in hospital and missing their loved ones.

Catherine Davies, associate director of nursing at Wye Valley NHS Trust

The relative of a Trust patient said: “I just wanted to say a huge thank you to the hospital for organising this. It was so lovely to hear that my mum received her photos and a lovely surprise for her. It is really appreciated that you're doing what you can in these difficult circumstances”.

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