Award nod for nurse’s Queen Alexandra Hospital idea

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A SCHEME that puts pictures of butterflies on hospital ward doors to let people know a patient has died is up for a national award.

The idea was introduced at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham, by staff nurse Lee Campbell.

Laminated pictures of butterflies are placed on the doors of an area where a patient has recently died.

Lee introduced the scheme at the beginning of the year after supporting a family who had lost a child.

She said: ‘I could hear the hustle and bustle of the department and people’s conversations outside the side room where we were.

‘It felt uncomfortable as I wanted the family to have the calmest experience they could at such a difficult time.’ The scheme has been shortlisted for a Nursing Times Award in the Emergency and Critical Care category.

The awards take place in November