Belongings to loved ones
While some visiting for patients is being reinstated, restrictions still apply and some patients won't be able to receive visitors at all.
Belongings to Loved Ones is a new initiative to help relatives get personal possessions to their loved ones in hospital to help make their time as an inpatient easier and more homely.
The service will be available Monday-Friday between 10:00 and 14:00 from 25 June - at Jubilee Reception LGI and Gledhow Reception St James's.
Family members just need to arrive at the reception area (no appointment necessary) with a sealed bag (no holdalls / suitcases) clearly marked up with their loved one’s name, date of birth and ward.
A Trust volunteer will be on hand to receive the bag, fill out a disclaimer form, and will then deliver to the ward the same day.
Currently, Chapel Allerton Hospital has its own arrangements in place, and we are looking at how we can expand the service to Wharfedale Hospital.
We don't recommend bringing electronic and payment equipment (such as mobile phones, laptops or debit cards) into hospital. However, we recognise that electronic devices provide an additional communication tool for patients and debit cards are useful for hands-free payments.
Belongings received via this service, including electronic equipment and debit cards, will become the patient’s responsibility, and they will be required to complete a property and valuables disclaimer on the ward.