WISHH COVID-19 Appeal
NHS Staff at Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital are working incredibly hard facing unprecedented times with COVID-19. We want to support our community by allowing staff to concentrate on doing what they do best - caring for their patients.
Hull Hospitals and WISHH have already seen some incredible generosity from many members of the community and would like to thank all of the amazing companies, individuals and organisations who have already come forward offering support to our staff and hospitals for the care we are providing patients during the COVID-19 outbreak. However, there is still room for us to help our hospital get through this.
We are in unprecedented times and will rely increasingly heavily on the wonderful staff of the NHS to see us through. The Hull University Teaching Hospitals official Charity WISHH is working closely with the hospitals to identify ways we can help. They know best what support they need from us all and this is only the start. Supporting staff is key, many are finding it difficult to take a break for refreshment. WISHH has given £5,000 to the hospitals towards supporting staff which includes providing drinks and snacks to wards and departments but this demand will be on-going. The COVID-19 fundraising campaign WISHH has launched will support staff and patient care. Decisions as to how money raised is allocated to what is needed will be led by the hospitals working together with WISHH. We need our Hospitals more than ever now." - Sue Lockwood, WISHH Chairman and High Sheriff of the East Riding of Yorkshire
There are a number of ways you can help Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital and the staff who are working tirelessly on delivering care to our patients during these exceptional times.
Donations can be marked COVID-19 STAFF if you would like your donation to be used to support the provision of additional items for the benefit of staff whilst they are caring for patients during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Alternatively, donations marked COVID-19 CARE will be used to support patient care as directed by Hull Hospitals.
Cheques can be made payable to WISHH Charity posted to the WISHH Office, COVID-19 Appeal, First Floor Administration Block, Castle Hill Hospital, Castle Road, Cottingham, HU16 5JQ.
Thanks to your support and from funding provided by NHS Charities Together, we are able to create an incredible long term facility to support the mental health and wellbeing of hospital staff at Castle Hill Hospital. This facility will enable staff to receive the emotional and wellbeing support as they continually deal with so many difficult situations, caring for the seriously ill and their families during the pandemic and beyond. This facility will provide a lasting legacy which will help support staff, to build their emotional resilience whilst delivering great care for patients at our hospitals. We hope to create a similar facility at Hull Royal Infirmary using any further donations that we receive. More information can be found here.
If you would like any more information, you can follow us on Twitter , Facebook or Instagram, email WISHHappeal@hey.nhs.uk or call the WISHH team on 07827 881766 to discuss further.
You can find the latest health advice on COVID-19 at nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
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