Medical equipment service provider Althea and its majority shareholder have announced the commitment of over £100,000 in charitable donations to support the COVID-19 relief efforts of four NHS charities.
The donations will provide aid to NHS staff working on the front line, enabling access to food, essential supplies and equipment, and ensuring they can safely continue to care for local communities. Funds will also provide relief to patients in isolation wards, helping them to cope better with the experience and facilitating communication with their loved ones.
Each of the charities has been chosen as a long-term customer of Althea in response to their COVID-19 support campaigns.
Derby and Burton Hospitals Charity launched the COVID-19 Support Appeal and is asking for help to support staff currently caring for patients with COVID-19 and vulnerable, high risk groups.
Leicester Hospitals Charity is now specifically focused on its COVID-19 Response Fund primarily to support hospital staff on the front line across its hospitals, while also helping vulnerable patients and their families cope with the demands of the pandemic.
Musgrove Park Hospital’s charity (Taunton) has set up its COVID-19 Response Fund to support staff well-being projects, as well as providing iPads for the busiest wards to keep patients connected to their families.
The Whittington Hospital Charitable Fund (London) has created a Coronavirus Relief Fund to support the welfare of staff and patients. Projects include extra furniture for staff rooms, a staff relaxation area run by volunteers and free meals.
Lead picture: The COVID-19 relief efforts of four hospitals are being boosted by Althea. This includes Leicester General Hospital.
Published on page 8 of the January 2021 issue of RAD Magazine.