Design a greetings card

How would you like to brighten up a patient’s stay in hospital?

Now you can – by designing a greetings card for patients at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford.

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) is running a competition for people to create new designs for its popular eCards.

eCards are electronic greetings cards which can be created online and which are then delivered by volunteers from our IT Department to patients staying on our Wards. They are free, but anyone sending a card also has the option of adding a donation to SaTH’s charity which will help improve the lives of patients living with dementia.

Julia Clarke, Director of Corporate Governance at SaTH, said: “The eCards are very popular, and a great way for someone to let a friend or relative who is in hospital know that they are thinking of them, especially if they live far away and can’t get to our hospitals to visit them in person.

“We recently re-launched our website with a fresh new look and, at the same time, took the opportunity to freshen up the designs of our eCards. We have some very nice stock images available at the moment, but we wanted to make them more unique – and that is where you come in!

“We would like you to send us your photos, animations or designs for a new eCard. The winners will then be included as choices on our website.

“Your entry could be an image for any of our categories, such as get well soon, new baby, or birthday, or it could be a more neutral image that allows the sender to personalise their card completely – the choice is yours.”

Entries will be grouped into two categories: ages 5-16 years and ages 16+.

Information about how to enter, including terms and conditions, can be found on our website at www.sath.nhs.uk

Entries close at 4pm on Wednesday 15 March 2017 and winners will be announced on Wednesday 29 March 2017.

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