Funded by EyUp!, the Trust has bought a number of new bags which can be used to return personal belongings following unexpected deaths.
The bags help to maintain a patient’s dignity and to respect the feelings of families and carers.
Previously if patient didn’t have their own luggage, for instance if they have been admitted urgently, staff on a ward may have to use carrier bags or property bags to put belongings in when returning them to the families. Staff have, on occasion, also brought in old bags and cases from home too.
Now items can be collected and held in a large, plain bag which is given to the family by staff who also offer condolences and ongoing support.