Dorset County Hospital Charity launches coronavirus appeal

Dorset County Hospital Charity launches coronavirus appeal

Published by George Sharpe at 6:13pm 24th March 2020. (Updated at 7:57am 25th March 2020)

Dorset County Hospital Charity have launched a fundraising appeal to support staff and patients during the pandemic.

The DCH COVID-19 appeal has launched in recognition of the hard work of dedicated staff from domestics to doctors, nurses to porters.

It comes as the Health Secretary announces a new scheme to help the NHS during the pandemic, calling for a quarter of a million volunteers. 

The DCH appeal aims to raise funds to support staff even further, as well as patients both during and after the crisis.

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Nick Johnson, acting CEO at Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust said:

"We are all so proud of our dedicated staff at Dorset County Hospital who are working so hard to help get our community, our families and friends through this crisis.

"This includes frontline staff working under tremendous pressure looking after COVID-19 patients and also those working tirelessly behind the scenes to support them. They have stepped up to the challenge and we are focused on helping them do their jobs to provide the care which is needed." 

Simon Pearson, Head of Charity at Dorset County Hospital said:

"DCH Charity has launched an urgent appeal to raise funds so it can provide even more support for staff and patients during, and after, the COVID-19 crisis.

"If you would like to show your support for the commitment and sacrifice all our staff are making caring for all our patients this would be greatly valued." 

To donate to the DCH COVID-19 Appeal visit their justgiving page.

Financial donations may also be sent to: DCH COVID-19 Appeal, DCH Charity, Williams Avenue, Dorchester DT1 2JY. 

The hospital are asking us not to bring financial donations or donations of goods in to the hospital at this time.