Dorset County Hospital appeal raises thousands in days

Dorset County Hospital appeal raises thousands in days

Published by George Sharpe at 12:01am 29th March 2020.

Dorset County Hospital Charity has raised almost £5,000 for staff and patients during the coronavirus crisis. 

The money will go towards things like food and drinks to boost staff morale, and blow-up mattresses or camp beds for doctors, nurses and other staff who don't have time to get home during the crisis.

The appeal launched earlier this week.

Dorset County Hospital Emergency department keeping morale high

A spokesperson For Dorset County Hospital Charity said:

"Our community are rallying behind our wonderful NHS staff as they work tirelessly caring for patients during the coronavirus crisis - as demonstrated by the massive show of appreciation from 'Clap for Carers' across the nation.

"We are all aware of the magnificent effort our NHS staff are making, going above and beyond, to provide the vital care which is needed. Long shifts and growing numbers of patients means the well-being of our staff at Dorset County Hospital is essential to help keep them healthy and resilient."

The money will also be used to buy hand cream to prevent frontline staff's hands drying out and more tables and chairs outside for valuable breaks in the fresh air.

If you'd like to donate to the appeal you can find more details on their JustGiving page.