Help our NHS through the COVID-19 outbreak

26 Mar 2020

NHS staff across the UK are meeting the challenge of coronavirus (COVID-19) head on. And the staff in our Barts Health hospitals (St Bartholomew's, The Royal London, Mile End, Whipps Cross, Newham and Nightingale London) are on the front line.

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Supporting our NHS workers

NHS Heroes across our five hospitals are going the extra mile, every day, working tirelessly to provide the best care possible under extreme pressure. They need our support.

Barts Charity has committed to making emergency funding available to help our amazing NHS staff through the COVID-19 crisis. With your help, we can provide rapid funding in response to their needs.

Donations received in support of our COVID-19 Emergency Appeal will pay for immediate initiatives that help staff and patients through the crisis, and projects which give longer term practical and psychological support.

Say thank you to Barts Health NHS staff and help us help them. Make a donation to our emergency appeal (and please leave your details so we can thank you).

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How we’re using donations 

  • We’ve given £95,000 for iPads across our hospitals, so that isolated patients are able to speak to their families via video call
  • Our £47,000 has helped produce 3D-printed PPE visors to protect staff working at The Royal London Hospital
  • Activity packs containing puzzles, mindful colouring books and pencils have been given to recovering COVID-19 patients to keep boredom at bay
  • Funding for walkie-talkies and stethoscopes helps staff working across isolation zones
  • Wellbeing rooms are helping staff to relax and take time out between shifts
  • We've funded freezers to store medical samples and increase capacity for COVID-19 research studies
  • On the Neonatal Intensive Care Ward, a video messaging platform is helping new parents to connect with their newborns
  • As part of our longer-term COVID-19 funding, we’re working with Barts Health NHS Trust to upgrade facilities for staff, beginning with a grant to refurbish eight rooms Newham Hospital which are used as overnight accommodation by staff who are on call

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