Staff at Stamford Hospital hope to solve a 54 year Christmas mystery of a “grateful” patient

Sue Brooks of Stamford Hospiital with the Chrsitmas card from the anonymous but grateful former patient
Sue Brooks of Stamford Hospiital with the Chrsitmas card from the anonymous but grateful former patient
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An anonymous but grateful patient has sent a Christmas greetings cards to staff at Stamford Hospital each year for the last 54 years.

Now hospital matron Sue Brooks is hoping to solve the Christmas mystery by finally tracing the former patient just to say ‘thank you’.

She said that every year, the card arrives in the post signed ‘from a grateful patient who stayed on Exeter Ward in 1960’.

Every year, the staff at the hospital in Ryhall Road, Stamford, put it with the scores of other cards in their festive display and ponder who has sent it.

However, this year, Sue is determined to find out more about the patient so she can give personal thanks for so many years of Christmas wishes.

Sue said: “It is so lovely to know that a patient still thinks of our staff after all these years.

“Exeter Ward was a men’s ward, so we suspect the sender may be a gentleman.

She added: “I hope that the fact he sends in a card is a sign that he was happy with the care he received here.

“It would be wonderful to say thank you on behalf of all our staff past and present and get the chance to wish this person a Happy Christmas from us.”

Anyone who might know more about the sender can call Sue on 01733 678270.