Northamptonshire's community and mental health heroes say a big "THANK YOU" for your support

County's Health Charity directs donations to staff still treating patients during Covid-19 crisis

Monday, 13th April 2020, 12:20 pm
Updated Monday, 13th April 2020, 12:22 pm

Community healthcare heroes across the county are saying a big thank you to everyone who has donated to support them during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Northamptonshire Health Charity coordinated efforts to support NHS workers, resulting in gifts of Easter eggs, energy drinks, cereal bars and lotions being made available to staff at Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

NHFT's team of 4,500 staff has continued to deliver a range of physical and mental health services across Northamptonshire and into parts of neighbouring counties at home, through GP practices, clinics, schools, prisons and in residential and hospital environments despite the Covid-19 crisis.

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Just some of the donations made by the Northamptonshire Health Charity

Click here to make a donation to the Northampton Health Charity or buy a gift from its Amazon wishlistAnd the trust – which has sites across the county including Berrywood Hospital in Northampton, St Mary’s in Kettering, Danetre in Daventry and Corby Community Hospital -– operated pop-up stalls to make sure the donations found their way to workers in all areas.

More donations went to patients on wards at Berrywood including colouring pens and pencils, puzzle books, cards, dominoes, plant pots and bulbs.

NFHT's service manager for In-patient mental health occupational therapy and physiotherapy, Sarah Wilson, said: “It’s so touching to see the donations arrive.

"Being able to take a short break to come and get a snack or some much-needed hand lotion really helps us to carry on staying strong for our patients and service users during this really challenging time.

"The donations for patients are also so important. They were thrilled to know that somebody is thinking of them and providing something positive to focus on at this challenging time. Thank you to the Northamptonshire Health Charity and everyone who’s donated.”

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