(Closed) Gifts For the Nurses

posted 5 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We didn’t give an gifts, but we also had a 4 week stay in the NCIU with little boy being 7 weeks early.  We encountered so many nurses through our stay sometimes it was hard to keep track of their names.  They were all awesome but at the time we were more concerned on getting little boy up to weight and get him healthy to go home…

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Coming from a women’s hospital staff member…. We like cookies 🙂 Any kind of food goes over well in the break room!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@PrncssDva:  I was also thinking the same thing as ellebeerob. I’m sure a basket with a variety of delicious treats would be a big hit for the nurses.  It would allow many nurses to enjoy it, and if you happen to have many nurses like sassygrn mentioned, it would be a great general thank you!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Plus with food you don’t have to worry about a set number. I see moms come in w/ cute little gift bags, and then when their labor/delivery goes past shift change, they feel bad when they get a whole new set of nurses (who end up being the ones who ultimately deliver the baby) and they don’t have anything for them.

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@PrncssDva:  I used to work in L&D as a nurse …. Still a nurse just different nursing now but we love food! Anything edible!! 

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I didn’t even know people did this. I’d suggest food too.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

As an ICU nurse, i know we love and appreciate anything we can eat! Lol..  If you’re there for longer than a day (or just a shift), be sure to include one for “night shift” too.  A lot of time the night shift staff doesn’t get anything, or just a few leftover crumbs. 

A few times, families have had pizzas or a hoagie tray delivered at lunch then again around 8pm. That was fun! 

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2013

As an ICU nurse myself, I will echo what many have said. Treats area great way to say thanks, and this way all are included as they can be shared. Also a note or recognition to the unit manager when you had a good experience can really say a lot, as we often hear of negative experiences! 🙂

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

How about ordering one of those edible arrangements? That way you don’t physically have to do anything, plus it’s healthy/delicious. Your Darling Husband could even order one from his smart phone from the hosiptal!

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Food is always appreciated, but I would either order food (like pizza, sandwiches or donuts like someone else mentioned) or bring something purchased like candy or cookies from a bakery. We always throw out the homemade food at my clinic because we don’t know the sanitary conditions it was made in. I’m sure your kitchen is perfectly clean, but I couldn’t say the same thing about all my patients, so we don’t accept homemade stuff as a rule. I would just hate to see your effort go to waste! We also like a nice note. 🙂

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