I hope this update finds you, your family and friends safe and well, and that where possible you have been able to enjoy some time together with your loved ones in recent weeks.
Since I last updated you in February, a lot has changed for both St Luke’s and our wider community, as lockdown restrictions gradually lift.
This easing means a great deal to St Luke’s. We’re reopening our shops which have been closed since January – welcoming donors, customers and volunteers once again and generating vital income. We’re also seeing positive changes for our patients and their loved ones, with the restart of many wellbeing services and therapeutic treatments, including the chance for a long-awaited visit to our on-site hairdresser. Most importantly we’ve been able to safely increase the number of visitors to our In Patient Centre every day – something that means the world not only to our patients, but to their families and friends too.
As you will see from the Spring edition below, we’re also able to restart our regular ‘In Touch’ newsletter where you can read more about life at St Luke’s and why your continued support is so important to us. We know that our supporters value In Touch as a way to follow what’s happening at St Luke’s.
It’s clear that St Luke’s will be feeling the financial impact caused by the pandemic for some years to come. It is thanks to you and your continued support that we are able to continue providing the best possible care for patients and families across the city in their own homes, in care and nursing homes, and at our In Patient Centre. Quite simply, we couldn’t continue to care for Sheffield without you.
St Luke’s is still here, still caring for Sheffield. Thank you for standing with us.