UHCW charity’s marvel-lous superhero appeal for NHS workers

Posted by Cara Green
On 31st March 2020
Categories: 2020

University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire Charity is raising money to create care packages for NHS workers on the front-line, fighting Covid-19.

The money raised from the ‘Support our NHS SuperHeroes’ campaign
will also fund extra facilities to help University Hospital, Coventry deal with
the increased demand on services, as patient numbers rise.

“The idea for the campaign was first raised after Amie Burbridge, Acute Medicine consultant at University Hospital Coventry and a mum of two, was understandably worried about the increased strain the virus will have on her front-line colleagues.”

Jo O’Sullivan, Head of Charity at UHCW Charity

The Superhero Care Boxes will include snacks and drinks for staff
working long shifts to boost energy and morale, whilst the campaign will also
fund extra items and facilities for the hospital’s busiest wards including the
Respiratory, Medical Decisions, Critical Care, Care for the Elderly wards as
well as the Accident & Emergency department and the Children’s A&E

The Charity will provide extra facilities for hospital staff
treating Covid-19 patients, such as additional lockers for junior doctors to
cover the increase in staff, so that they can bring a change of clothes and
toiletries for long shifts, and a break-out area for staff with comfy chairs so
that they can take a few minutes rest away from the front-line. 

How to help

For more information and to donate to the campaign, visit www.justgiving.com/campaign/nhsheroes or text NHSHEROES 10 to 70480 to donate £10.

To find out how you can support UHCW Charity, please call 02476 966913 or visit www.uhcwcharity.org

Covid-19 Small Grants Fund

University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire Charity is among member charities eligible to benefit from the NHS Charities Together Covid-19 Small Grants Scheme.

The fund exists to support the health and wellbeing of NHS staff and volunteers caring for Covid-19 patients.  Through donations to NHS Charities Together Covid-19 urgent appeal, funding provides much needed support above and beyond that which core NHS funding can ordinarily provide.

Find out how you can make a difference to heroes at the frontline of our NHS here.

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