Sick child killer Beverley Allitt and other lags at a top security nick will be treated to heart-shaped biscuits and treats on Valentine's Day.
Patients at Rampton Hospital will sit down to a Valentine's meal with a special menu including love themed cakes and sweets.
The facility is home to Angel of Death nurse Allitt, who killed four babies in 1991, and Eltiona Skana who murdered seven year old Emily Jones in a park in 2020.
Daily Star Sunday can reveal that patients will be allowed to spruce up their comfy day rooms with heart-shaped bunting and flowers as part of planned activities.
Staff are planning a special menu in the individual dining rooms that cater to around 12 patients at the Nottinghamshire unit.
Patients can also purchase cards in the hospital’s Zest shop to send to each other or post to loved ones.
A source revealed: “Staff on the female wings of the hospital are planning a little surprise for Valentine’s Day and are working on a menu for the evening and will bake some heart-shaped biscuits.
“It is hoped it will bring some normality to the place. They’ll have a sing-song or a quiz and watch TV together afterwards.
“Patients can also buy cards in the shop and one or two always address a couple to their close friends in the hospital so they feel loved and wanted.”
It costs the taxpayer a staggering £90,000-a-year to treat residents at the top security hospital – where they have en-suite rooms and access to a swimming pool and two shops.
Patients enjoy shopping trips in the community, pool, darts and karaoke competitions, music quizzes, bingo and their weekends are spent settling down together in the day room watching programmes like Strictly Come Dancing.
There are also movie nights with cons settling down in front of a widescreen telly with popcorn and crisps bought from the hospital shop.
Former nurse Allitt, 53, was given 13 life sentences in 1993 for killing four babies and harming nine other children at the hospital where she worked.
Skana, 30, was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum of eight years after stabbing Emily, seven, to death at Queen’s Park in Bolton while riding her scooter.
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