A “Week of Treats” organised by Sheffield charity Forging Families kicks off today at Sheffield Children’s Hospital.
The charity plans to take hampers of gifts onto M2 ward of the hospital every day this week to thank staff for their work.
This Week of Treats is the third such week organised by the charity, with Jessops and Northern General hospitals having had similar visits last year.
A different volunteer is set to visit the ward each day with different gifts.
Sarah Birch, of Forging Families, said she wanted to thank staff after her own daughter Annie was looked after by them last week.
“We often complain about the NHS and at a time when the Health Service is such a political issue its important to remember that there are people who are working hard in hospitals.”
“Anything we can do to show our appreciation can only be a good thing,” she said.
Today’s treat for staff on the ward was a hamper full of chocolate.
Jo Reid-Robert, the manager of M2 ward, said the week would be a big boost to her staff’s morale.
“We do get a lot of thank yous but this does mean a lot,” she said.
She added the staff were a happy workforce and a great team.
Emma Harding, a nurse on the ward, said: “It makes us feel really appreciated.”
Forging Families were registered as a charity in September last year and have been working with and advising new parents ever since.
The bulk of their work to date has been producing infographics for social media to help inform new parents.
Their first Treat Week took place in Jessops and the charity took hampers onto wards in Northern General Hospital between Christmas and New Year.
Anyone wishing to contact or work with the charity can reach them on their Facebook page.