The Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust is saying a big “thank you” to their local communities for the support that has been given to NHS staff who have been working on the frontline throughout the duration of the coronavirus pandemic.
Various trusts throughout the UK have had generous donations, kind offers and messages of thanks pouring into their hospitals as they continue to care for local patients who are seriously poorly with Covid-19.
In recent weeks, the NHS staff at Frimley have received donations of food and drink as well as discounted accommodation to enable them to continue with their hard work of caring for patients when others are at home self-isolating.
Local schoolchildren have designed and sent in ‘thank you’ cards, and some members of staff have even reported receiving offers from people to purchase specific items of equipment for the hospital. Fundraisers at the Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust are now hoping to channel some of the goodwill into their Covid-19 appeal so that they can quickly respond to the hospital’s changing needs throughout these uncertain times.
Jennifer Haniver, one of the key workers who oversee the fundraising at the local NHS trust said “We have been overwhelmed by the generosity shown to our staff by local individuals and businesses over the past few months. It’s great that at times like these, communities can really come together to support one another.”
“Doctors and nurses here are working around the clock to care from patients from across the region, and it’s clear by the number of sausage rolls that we have received that the local communities appreciate the effort. Thanks so much to everyone who has given a donation or shown their support to us. As you all know the situation is changing daily, and anyone who wishes to contribute can do so most effectively by donating to our new Covid-19 appeal. Funds raised by this appeal will enable us to act quickly to ensure that we get the right resources to the correct departments at the right time.”
So far, donations to the appeal have allowed the charity to buy 20 Android tablets to help patients hold voice and video calls with loved ones as they lie on their deathbed, following restrictions to visiting hospitals to contain the virus.
All money raised for the Covid-19 appeal will go directly to support patients as well as enhance the well being of the staff looking after them.