- Communicate your thanks to the patient.
- Write down what you are giving thanks for.
- End on a positive tone.
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[Subject: Normally bold, summarizes the intention of the letter] -Optional-
Dear [Recipients Name],
I want to thank you for being an excellent patient during the time that you were confined here with us. I was supposed to be the one treating you, but it seemed like it was the other way around. Your words of wisdom and advice have stuck with me, and I am happy to say that it has changed my life.
Again, please accept my sincerest thanks together with this little gift which I hope you will appreciate.
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cc: [Name of copy recipient] - Optional -
Thank you letter to a patient. Sample letter.
Further things to consider when writing appreciation letters to patients
Appreciation letters are a professional means of communication to express thanks and gratitude towards people for their good deeds. The main purpose of appreciation letters is to sincerely recognize what people have done for you and their positive impact on your work life. Appreciation letters encourage the recipient to work harder and give better results than before. There are endless instances when you can express your appreciation to other people through a letter. Maybe your mentor has provided you with advice on how to go about a project; your manager has made you new connections or a supervisor has recommended you for a promotion; perhaps a colleague has helped you handle a difficult task. An appreciation letter will be a great way to say thank you.
When writing appreciation letters, make sure to express your gratitude in the beginning for the recipient to understand the intention of your letter. Pinpoint specific actions as well as their direct results. Be sure to include what you are sincerely grateful for and why. Keep your letter professional, polite, and to the point. Try to send the letters as soon as possible, when the events are still fresh in both parties' minds.
Letters to Patients
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.