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