Find inspiration in our curated catalog of letters to patients. Each sample letter comes with guidelines and advice to help you find the right words.
Letters to patients are letters written to people receiving medical treatment or who are registered to receive medical care. If someone you know is really sick, it could be very difficult to know how to express yourself or just what to say. You will want to express your encouragement and support as well as show concern. Drafting a letter could be the best way to approach this since you will have the time to carefully think and choose your words. The tone you set in the letter will depend on the relationship you have with the patient. However, your letter should express how you feel genuinely.
The best letters to patients are brief and carry only the intended message. Start by saying sorry for what the recipient is going through and mention how you learned about his/her illness. Acknowledge the situation, but express your encouragement and support. Use humor where appropriate but avoid insensitive and offensive words. Do not offer advice unless you have a clear experience of what the patient is going through. Mention any physical support you are willing to provide but don't make promises you can't keep. End by wishing the patient a quick recovery.