#GivingTuesdayNow – 5th May 2020

#GivingTuesdayNow is a global day brought to encourage giving in light of the current global crisis. We would like to say a huge thank you to those who have supported us over the last few weeks through these unprecedented times.

We have received over £55,000 worth of support which has meant we are able to support patients and staff in ways we haven’t been able to before.

Here are some examples of how we have been able to support them:

Ipads:

We have funded numerous Ipads to be distributed across our wards so that patients can video-call loved ones. This has given patients an added boost to help them feel more positive about their hospital stay, helped to make people feel less anxious and also helped families feel more at ease.

Supportive equipment:

We have sourced additional sensory equipment for patients experiencing severe anxiety, memory loss and confusion. This equipment has been able to help soothe these patients. Ward staff have been playing music from different eras to help soothe patients and it has proven to really lift spirits.

Well-being Packs:

We are very aware of the stress staff members working at the hospital are experiencing at the moment. Many of whom who are in direct contact with potential or confirmed COVID-19 cases. Today we have delivered well-being packs to staff members to help show them we care. These are filled with goodies to help boost their morale at the current time. Chocolate, hot drink sachets, mental health information and vouchers for our in-house café.

We are also looking at supporting the following over the next few weeks:

  • Online platforms for patient support with physiotherapy needs
  • Nightwear for patients
  • Patient care packages.

We are always looking for new ways to support patients and staff through this time. If you would like to support us through this journey, visit www.rohcharity.org/covid-19 or contact us on roh.charitablefunds@nhs.net .

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