Whittington Health raises £100K to support staff and patients in Coronavirus Appeal
06 May 2020
The support from our local community has meant we can do more to care for our staff and patients
Whittington Health is thankful for everyone who has supported our Coronavirus Appeal, which has just raised £100,000 to support our staff and patients.
The support we have received from our local community, which as well as monetary donations included food, items and many other incredible gifts, means our staff are in a better place to care for those most seriously affected by the pandemic. Everyone who has supported us so far, no matter how large or small, should know that their generosity has had a huge impact and is greatly appreciated.
The money donated has been invested into many different projects to support the welfare of our staff and patients, including:
- A ‘first class lounge’ area, run by a volunteer British Airways, EasyJet, Norwegian and Scandinavian Airlines cabin crew team, where people can relax before and after their shifts
- Extra furniture in staff break areas
- Patient discharge packs, which provide patients with essential supplies such as food and toiletries which they may not be able to acquire themselves if they’re COVID-19 positive
- Free meals for staff while on shift
- Comforts such as mobile phone chargers and energy drinks which make working on a ward slightly easier
- Easy-to-read clocks, so staff can tell the time whilst wearing protective equipment
- A 12-berth bus, with kitchen area, break area and dining area, used by staff to take during their shifts
- Play packs for our younger patients
Dr Sarah Gillis, one of our critical care consultants had this to say about the support from our local community: "The doctors, nurses and other staff working on critical care would like to say thank you for the meals, gifts and other donations to the Critical Care Unit. At this very busy time it has been amazing to be thought of by so many people and businesses, and it has been much appreciated."
The coronavirus pandemic is a marathon, not a sprint, and our charity has no intention to slow down our work supporting our staff and patients. If you would still like to support us, please click here to make a donation.