We are supporting the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in the fight against Corona virus. We need you help.

At the moment NHS Trust’s need our support more than ever. Many frontline staff are working long hours whilst worrying about their loved ones. We are working with the ROH to ensure the wellbeing of staff, patients and families are prioritised through this really tough time, and you can support too.

We want to keep the world smiling. With your help, we can do just that.

How you can get involved:

How your support helps:

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.

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. 

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

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 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.

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, contact us on roh.charitablefunds@nhs.net .

Gifts in kind

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.

GiverItems received
Community Member – Diane OlallaHandmade uniform bags and fiddle blankets
Throphy Store.co.ukHaribo Startmix
Iceland Acocks GreenSweets
Trudy Leach, Staff MemberTin of Biscuits
BidFood1000 Easter Eggs
The Wax CompanyHand cream and body wash
Emma Frost – Bodyshop representative30 tubes of Hand-cream
Community member – Tracey StanfordBiscuits and chocolates
Parent of patient – Beth RobinHandmade uniform bags
Gems at work400 Easter eggs, 600 kind snack bars
Krispy Kreme300 doughnuts
Perks at work800 protein shakes
Summer house bar and grill1000 Easter eggs
Cottage Indian restaurantHot meals to 500 staff members
Midlands NHS Uniform bags and headbands500 Uniform bags & headbands
Frontline coffee100 coffee bags
The Work Perk1000 sanctuary spa body wash bottles & body butter
Childs Farmbody lotion and body wash
Louis Vuitton SelfridgesCupcakes
Cadbury world3000 Easter eggs
Loft25surgical gowns and overalls
CakeyourDay_xCupcakes
The Work Perk1000 Iced Coffee Sachets
Chung ying Foodhot meals for 500 staff members
Inspired by hope800 sets of surgical scrubs
Wild Nutrition100  Immune support supplements
Halfpenny Vineyardsfood hamper for ward 2
The PunchBowlHundereds of Sweets
Akrams RestaurantHot meals to the physio team
Gems at work1000 packs of chewing gum, 1000 packs of vegan chocolate
Community  resident – SueHandmade washable uniform bags
john LewisEssential care packs
VitabioticsVitamin D support for staff members
Leasowes High SchoolPPE Equipment
Watan Kashmiri RestaurantHot Meals for facilities & domestic staff
Kelloggs100 boxes of special K
Innocent Drinks1000 innocent smoothies
Nestle1500 chocolate bars
Emma Frost – Bodyshop representative100 Hand Creams

Our NHS Heroes

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 Leach

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 roh.charitablefunds@nhs.net 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.