NHS Charities Together have been hugely successful in securing 140 million pounds worth of support from individual givers and businesses all over the UK through their COVID-19 Urgent appeal. As a member charity within the group, we are eligible to apply for various grants in order to utilise these funds to support both patients and staff throughout.
We have been successful in receiving funds from this appeal which has been ring-fenced for various patients and staff wellbeing projects within the hospital.
We are extremely grateful to NHS Charities Together and all those who supported/continue to support their COVID-19 Urgent Appeal.
A huge thank you goes out to NHS Charities Together and everyone who has contributed to their COVID-19 appeal, as well as Alleyn’s school who donated a huge £10,000 to us.
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.
We have sourced additional equipment to give enhanced 1 to 1 care to patients experiencing severe anxiety, memory loss and confusion.
This includes communication aids, sensory equipment, puzzles and games to help with distraction as well as music players and music from all ages.
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.
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. We 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 purchased re-usable face coverings for staff members within the Trust to ensure they are safe whilst at home as well as in the hospital.
Patients up and down the country are feeling anxious, lonely and disconnected due to the visitor restrictions and safety measures in place. This is something that is emotionally straining on staff members and a problem we need to try our best to solve.
“The nurses who looked after my Grandad were incredible, they sat with him constantly and helped to show him photos of our family to make him feel more comforted. They let me say goodbye by video-calling me during his last hours, I cannot thank them enough” Serena
In light of the recent Ipad trial we have decided to push a larger Patient Entertainment Project across all in-patient services. We would like to implement a new up-to-date entertainment system for patients across the trust. This will offer a distraction to patients through being able to watch their favourite movies, tv shows or read the latest newspaper, as well as offer video and phone call facilities to contact their loved ones from their bedside.
We have been lucky enough to receive over £35,000 worth of gifts in kind over the last few months, all of which have been received by generous friends of the hospital, local businesses and members of the public.
The generosity we have received gives staff members an added boost they so deserve. We would like to say a huge thank you to those who have donated gifts over the last weeks, they really do mean so much to everyone at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital. We have made a huge effort to ensure every gift is acknowledged and shared on our social media platforms for all to see.
|Community Member - Diane Olalla||Handmade uniform bags and fiddle blankets|
|Throphy Store.co.uk||Haribo Startmix|
|Iceland Acocks Green||Sweets|
|Trudy Leach, Staff Member||Tin of Biscuits|
|BidFood||1000 Easter Eggs|
|The Wax Company||Hand cream and body wash|
|Emma Frost - Bodyshop representative||30 tubes of Hand-cream|
|Community member - Tracey Stanford||Biscuits and chocolates|
|Parent of patient - Beth Robin||Handmade uniform bags|
|Gems at work||400 Easter eggs, 600 kind snack bars|
|Krispy Kreme||300 doughnuts|
|Perks at work||800 protein shakes|
|Summer house bar and grill||1000 Easter eggs|
|Cottage Indian restaurant||Hot meals to 500 staff members|
|Midlands NHS Uniform bags and headbands||500 Uniform bags & headbands|
|Frontline coffee||100 coffee bags|
|The Work Perk||1000 sanctuary spa body wash bottles & body butter|
|Childs Farm||body lotion and body wash|
|Louis Vuitton Selfridges||Cupcakes|
|Cadbury world||3000 Easter eggs|
|Loft25||surgical gowns and overalls|
|The Work Perk||1000 Iced Coffee Sachets|
|Chung ying Food||hot meals for 500 staff members|
|Inspired by hope||800 sets of surgical scrubs|
|Wild Nutrition||100 Immune support supplements|
|Halfpenny Vineyards||food hamper for ward 2|
|The PunchBowl||Hundereds of Sweets|
|Akrams Restaurant||Hot meals to the physio team|
|Gems at work||1000 packs of chewing gum, 1000 packs of vegan chocolate|
|Community resident - Sue||Handmade washable uniform bags|
|john Lewis||Essential care packs|
|Vitabiotics||Vitamin D support for staff members|
|Leasowes High School||PPE Equipment|
|Watan Kashmiri Restaurant||Hot Meals for facilities & domestic staff|
|Kelloggs||100 boxes of special K|
|Innocent Drinks||1000 innocent smoothies|
|Nestle||1500 chocolate bars|
|Emma Frost - Bodyshop representative||100 Hand Creams|
Everyone at the The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital has been going over and above, in their work, in patient care, in the extra hours they are giving, in the compassion they are showing for others and in how they are helping the hospital manage during this difficult period. Everyone deserves recognition for their contribution and we want to thank all the staff members working hard throughout the trust..
We would also like to shine a light on all those staff members who have supported us, while continuing with their day job! Between them, they have raised an incredible £6,000 which has supported staff and patients. These are amazing acts of kindness! I’m sure you’ll join us in saying a huge thank you to them.
Brett, Medical Education Manager, has a long history of supporting our charity by running and taking part in fundraising events. Since lockdown, Brett has gone out of his way to provide freebies to our organisation through a portal called GemsAtWork. This has resulted in protein shakes, chewing gum, protein bars, Galaxy chocolate and more. These has all been distributed across the organisation, in order to help you have the added boost you all need.
Olivia, newly qualified staff nurse went out of her way to produce care packages for our patients who are struggling to get their daily supplies. Olivia set up her own GoFundMe page and proceeded to raise over £1400 for her cause, which resulted in over 230 care packages distributed to patients across the organisation.
“my mom has been given one of our packages, thank you so much, she thought it was lovely and has helped her at what has been a really difficult time – you are an angel” Patients mother,
Olivia’s support has provided extra support to patients across the organisation in a really special way. It has meant so much to many patients especially as many of them have been unable to see their loved ones for some time.
Natalie, Critical Care Sister, has been fundraising for ROH staff support since April. Natalie set up a GoFundMe page after having a stressful day visiting COVID-19 positive patients. She saw the financial and mental stress her fellow workers are experiencing everyday.
“There are strict infection control and prevention guidelines in place which we have to adhere to once we have cared for a COVID 19 patient. We have to have a shower once that care has finished either at the end of the shift or before we attend another patient.”
Natalie raised over £1000 for the trust and continued to make up care packs for each area. These included washing facilities to ensure staff who had to shower regularily atleast had a nice product to use, hand creams to help support staff with very saw handed from all the washing and alcohol used as well as sweet goodies to give them that added boost.
Nearly two months on, Natalie still continues to add to these packages, sourcing and delivering new donations each week. We cannot thank her enough for her support, it has meant that many staff within the organisation have left a shift feeling slightly more boosted than they would have otherwise and that really does mean a lot.
Gemma, administrator for the Infection Control Team decided to build her own fundraiser to support the organisation. As a fully qualified make up artist, she wanted to use her skills and facebook followers to give something back to ROH.
“I want to help give something back to ROH staff by raising as much as I can to say thank you and make some smiles as they have been working day and night to help those who are still in need of medical care in this time but some have also caught this horrible virus too.”
Gemma organised a Facebook Live make up session with her first ever rainbow look and raised over £120 towards our cause. We cannot thank Gemma enough for going out of her way to support us, and for recognising the hard work of all the staff members throughout the organisation.
Trudy, housekeeper and avid fundraiser has been going out of her way to ensure staff within the organisation we getting all the gifts and donation they deserve.
Trudy has been organising donations from her local community and supporting Natalie’s appeal to support staff within the organisation. Thanks to her help, we have received over 30 tubes of The Body Shop hand cream, over 80 packets of biscuits, even more toiletries and lots of chocolate. All an amazing pick me up for the staff supporting this outbreak.
Again, we cannot express out thanks enough to Trudy, who like all our fundraiser are still working within the hospital throughout this pandemic.
Mr Deshmukh, took it upon himself to build his own fundraiser, supporting the @NHSCharitiesTogether COVID-19 appeal. Mr Deshmukh managed to raise over £1,455.00 including gift aid. Absolutely incredible.
The NHS Charities Together COVID-19 appeal is incredibly important to all us NHS Charities. It means we are able to further support staff and patients through this complex time. The appeal has meant we have been able to support patients and staff in a way we couldn’t have before. We have given care packs to staff filled with goodies, as well as purchased new sensory items for patients as well as iPads for those who desperately want to videocall their loved ones.
We are so thankful to Mr Deshmukh for helping to support and advertise this truly life changing appeal.
If you know someone within the organisation going above and beyond to support staff and patients. Email firstname.lastname@example.org we’d love to know how they are helping and make sure they get the recognition they deserve.
Please note, if the epidemic situation in the UK changes, your funds will be used for other patient experience improvement projects within the hospital. You will be notified if this is the case by a member of our fundraising team. Your gift will always be used to benefit the work of The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital.
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