Discharge Food & Basics Parcel
No one knows how long they are likely to remain in hospital for after checking in to a local Accident & Emergency or call for an ambulance.
No one want to stay in hospital if given the choice but ill health is something we all dread, and try as much as possible to stay away from.
Leaving the hospital after 5 plus day of admission is enough to make us lose touch with our home. We go home to a fridge that’s got out of date food, milk, bread etc, and to a home with very little to eat from the pantry. Sometimes no toilet roll, toothbrush, toothpaste and misplaced flannel
This is why this parcel is so essential, it will be available to the patient as they leave the hospital ward so it will help provide few days of food and basic necessities.
- Sliced Bread
- Fresh/Longlife Milk
- Fresh Fruit Grapes/Apple
- Biscuit/Cracked Biscuit
- Tin/Sachet Soup
- Tin Ham/Fresh Ham
- Potted Meat/Fresh Chicken roll
- Bar of Chocolate
- Baked Beans
- Orange/Blackcurrant Squash
- Bar of soap
- Hand & Body Wash
- Hand Sanitizer
My wish would be for you to have your parcel with you on the day you leave the hospital; this is why there may be variation to the content depending on when the referral is received.
To order a Discharge Food & Basics Parcel, click here.
Please note, this parcel is for those who have been in hospital for a minimum of 4 days.
Sectioned Not Imprisoned
Adult Mental Health Snacks Pack
Witnessing first hand during my Mental Health Nursing degree the impact of loneliness and isolation on those who were admitted onto the adult mental health hospitals and those in the community broke my heart and since then, it has been my mission to find ways to make the journey as humane as possible for them.
My mission now is to provide FREE snacks packs to those who are on admission as many do not have family members to bring them basics, including snacks, whilst not having any form of “leave”, to pop into a local shop.
Being sectioned under section 2, 3 or 4 of the Mental Act 1983/2007 is not a very pleasant experience and in some cases, I have seen people relapse whilst in hospital due to lack of “leave”.
Patients can be given “ground leave” (a term use to allow patients whom health professionals deem to be getting better to have access to the grounds of the hospital for maybe 30minutes a day/twice/multiple times or every day of the week or couple of days a week) or “leave” (which allow patients to go outside of the hospital for 30minutes or more a day or couple of times a week, depending on their consultant).
Although patient consultants can authorise these leaves, it is still however at the discretion of the nurses on each shift to make that happen or deny it based on their own judge of the patient at any given time.
Children’s Accident & Emergency Goodie Packs
I also provide FREE goodie packs to Children’s Accident and Emergency to make their experience in hospital not as painful or traumatic
Would you like to support me in my quest?
You can donate via PayPal firstname.lastname@example.org or via bank transfer. Each adult’s snack pack cost between £2 – £3 depending on the offers I am able to lay my hands on at any given time, including the packaging and delivery