I would like to send (or give) appreciation gifts to some of the staff.
Almost everyone is on a diet so I don't want to give candy or cookies.
They seem to get alot of fruit baskets so I don't want send fruit.
Flowers are too common too. Ideas wanted. Thanks!
|That is sweet of you, Sue!
We really do love sweets as gifts on our unit, but I understand about the dieting concerns. Although anything is appreciated - trust me!!
If you want to stick with foods - a sub sandwich or pizza?
If it is hospital staff getting the gifts, us night shift people appreciate the gift being split into day,evening and night shift.......otherwise it never seems to make it to us, the night staff.
Also, just a sincere, handwritten card makes my day.
How is your husband doing ? - I know you haven't had an easy time of it lately.
I always give something. I have given cookies, fancy pens, candy, box of many flavors of tea.
The NA who took special care of my mom in her last weeks liked my scarf, so I knitted her one.
In this case it is oncology staff, not hospital staff.
I was thinking of having personalized LL Bean totes for 2 staff (nurse & Dr's assistant) who have been so kind even though I am a pest .
I would also like to give something small to the receptionists (2 women 1 man) who are patient & wonderful too.
What do you think of the totes & still need ideas for the receptionists?
Thanks for asking about Larry. He has not been doing well.
We do however have hope in a drug from Sloan-Kettering that has had great results so far. So please send him some positive thoughts & prayers. thx
|How about a gift basket of various teas and coffees? There's lots of new blends out there, something for everyone really.|
|For the receptionists you could write a nice thank you and include a gift card at Starbucks or wherever they get thier morning coffe or a gift card at a favorite lunch time restaurant.|
|As a nurse who has received MANY "thank you" gifts from patients I can honestly tell you that the most meaningful were the notes of appreciation that told me exactly what I did to make their stay better, or how my care impacted their life. I keep a box of cards and notes I have received over the last 20 years and they are very special to me.
That being said, I also remember one patient family that brought in $1.00 lottery tickerts for each staff member, that was a "fun" gift.
|Any time my parents have gone to the hospital, our family has always made sure to leave goodies for every shift. Usually we leave cards and a nice big box of chocolates. I like the idea of the gift basket tho with various coffee's and tea's or whatnot......that way, there's a little something for everybody's taste.|
|My sister does cancer research, so I asked her this question. She said the most meaningful gift her staff has ever recieved was a donation in their honor to the American Cancer Society.|
|Sue, I think all the suggestions are wonderful. I don't have any to add. But I want you to know I will be praying for your husband and for your family.|
|I agree with Ginny, the special gifts are just quick notes of appreciation.
You may also want to write a letter to the administration so that they can recieve credit on their next evaluation.
|When I was in the hospital before Christmas, I sent the staff a bouquet of Fruitflowers and thank you note of appreciation. Was thinking the healthier treat might be welcomed, in the midst of the usual candy & cookies that the holidays bring.
I do like Ginny's idea of lottery tickets, that might be a fun idea to bring some cheer!
|some wonderful suggestions here, I first thought of sending chocolates but as it was 60 days of ICU with many shift changes I was not sure if all would get to receive some or in fact how much I should send so I opted for a card thanking all for their wonderful care of Don.|
|Just jumping in here to say that I am sorry that Don is having these struggles. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.|
All great ideas!!! Thank you!!!
I had thought of lottery tickets too.
The only drawback to lottery tickets are that some peoples religion
|It's not gambling if it's a gift. Go for it.|
|I have no suggestions, but wanted to let you know that your hubby and family are in my prayers.
I hope to hear a good report soon with the new drugs.
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