Covid-19: Our Impact
At the start of the Covid-19 outbreak, North West London was the hardest hit. LNWH Charity stepped up to become the strength of our NHS Trust, and our patrons by:
Launching our Covid-19 Appeal
We set up a Covid-19 appeal fundraising page via JustGiving to mobilise funds to support staff well-being. It has so far raised over a whopping £450,000 that has and will continue to support the Trust staff.
Funding life-saving equipment
We designated funding to acquire life-saving equipment for critically ill patients. Medical equipment such as new ventilators to help patients breathe, pumps to help provide nutrition and medication to patients, and haemofiltration machines that help kidneys filter unwanted substances and fluids.
Creating staff well-being spaces
We were also glad to provide staff well-being spaces such as the Medawar Room at Northwick Park. These areas allowed staff to relax during their breaks and are packed with comfortable sofas, bean bags and include coffee machines, phone chargers and an array of treats to help re-energise staff on their breaks.
We arranged for delivery of goods across Northwick Park, St Mark’s, Ealing and Central Middlesex hospital sites. We devised and executed a system for the delivery of goods and even carried those goods ourselves.
We organised pop-up shops twice a week at Northwick Park, Central Middlesex and Ealing hospitals where wards and services picked up the donated goods at pre-assigned timeslots.
We facilitated individuals and local businesses to come together and donate refreshments such as coffee, tea, biscuits, nuts, crisps and chocolates.
We also shared care packages with the teams including hand creams, facial creams, hand wash, shower gels, socks, sleeping masks, blankets and pillows, all aimed at making the lives of our staff more comfortable as they fought the pandemic.
A huge thank you
The incredible show of solidarity and kindness we have experienced during the pandemic has been an excellent demonstration of humanity at its best. We would like to say a huge thank you to every single one of our supporters and donors. We are forever grateful for their support.