Enabling emotional connections – the Knitted Hearts appeal | Nationwide across UK

Creativity has helped staff identify a way to provide patients and families with a comforting link to their loved one, particularly where it has not been possible for family to be present and provide comfort in the final hours of life.

A national appeal has been launched asking for people to help knit duplicate hearts, one for the patient and the other for their emergency contact.

Through networks and social media anyone may post a message with details such as:


Sources:
https://twitter.com/AbbyLang__/status/1250384665971695619
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-wiltshire-52165537/laura-kirby-deacon-says-the-hearts-will-help-those-who-lose-loved-ones
https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/scottish-news/5473143/knitters-send-hearts-to-comfort-families/

Do you have more examples you'd like us to share?

Please email your suggestions to

hcis.personcentredscot@nhs.net