Supporting #TeamCDDFT during the Covid-19
Like hospitals across the country, we have been overwhelmed by
the support, kind donations and appreciation we have received from
our local communities. This means a lot to all of the NHS staff
giving our colleagues a morale booster during these challenging
We've had so many donations - particularly food and, whilst we
are so grateful for these kind offers, it is getting more difficult
for us to accept perishable items.
How you can help?
A direct donation helps us to support our staff who are working
around the clock to continue caring for our patients. It means we
can buy what is needed, at the time it is needed and get it
distributed to our staff.
The coming weeks will be incredibly challenging for our front
line staff as they care for an increasing number of patients with
Coronavirus and wards and departments across our hospitals. The
money raised by donating to this 'thank you' appeal will help
provide support to our staff at a difficult and constantly changing
This is an unprecedented situation and, like everyone else, our
#TeamCDDFT staff are understandably worried about their own health
and that of their families and friends. Despite this, they're
working hard, showing great flexibility and resourcefulness - we're
enormously proud of them all.
To donate to our thank you appeal and your local NHS staff
please click here - http://www.justgiving.com/cddft
We are also so touched to have been contacted my local
businesses or individuals who would like to offer gifts, treats,
items and services for the benefit of our staff. If you have
anything to offer, large or small, to support us during this time
we'd love to hear from you.
In light of new government guidance on non-essential travel, we
would ask that you do not come to our hospitals with donations
without contacting us first. If you have any non-monetary gifts
you'd like to give to support us, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your support.
'Every aspect of my emergency care was dealt with quickly,
efficiently and professionally with full explanations and
compassion from all staff involved'.
Patient, Emergency Department, Darlington Memorial Hospital