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Welcome to the Purple Bow scheme at UHNM

At the University Hospitals of North Midlands we care for patients nearing the end of their life. We recognise this time is precious for patients and those important to them. The aim of the Purple Bow scheme is to promote additional support and requests that you may have. 

The Purple Bow Scheme includes:

  • Exemption car parking permit
  • Open visiting on the ward including overnight visiting
  • Side room for privacy where possible
  • Refreshments and snack boxes on the ward
  • Support with spiritual and religious care needs
  • Creating memories such as memory boxes and handprints
  • Help with any special requests such as music, pet visiting etc.
  • Purple Bow comfort pack

Caring well for your relative or friend at the end of their life is very important to us. Please speak to a member of staff if you have any questions or concerns, no matter how insignificant you think they may be.

The comfort packs have been kindly provided and packed by Blythe Bridge High School​ with support from UHNM charity. The aim of the pack is to provide items to support relatives during the hospital stay. It includes toiletries, a note book and pen, and organza bag to put items that may be important to patients such as jewellery. Please speak to a member of staff if you would like to discuss any of the items

The Purple Bow Scheme has been funded by the UHNM Charity thanks to generous donations from former patients, staff and relatives. More information can be found by visiting www.uhnmchairty.org.uk or by calling 01782 676444.

Having a serious illness or caring for someone who does can have a big impact on your life. You may have gone through challenges, changes and many different emotions. It can be helpful to tell the story of your experience.

One of our team can visit to listen and develop your story. We will help you get your message across with clarity and compassion. You may want to tell your story just for you and your family. Your story could also be used to help us understand your experience and improve the care we give.

If you want your story to be used to help improve healthcare services it will be anonymised and would only be shared with your agreement.

If you are interested, please contact the UHNM Patient Experience team.

Contact details:

UHNM Patient experience team: 01782 676450

Email address: patientadvice.uhnm@nhs.net

Text PALS on 07432 169045