It’s hard to imagine what our NHS teams have been through – and continue to endure – as they help to care for huge numbers of patients affected by Covid-19.
So it’s hardly surprising that many staff are also dealing with anxiety, depression and even post-traumatic stress disorder and still need our support.
“You don’t stop thinking about people you’ve cared for, and you get very emotional. You keep working through it, and it’s only afterwards when you think about it that you realise the impact. I don’t think we could have done all that we have without the support of the public.”
– Darren Barthorpe, Occupational Therapist Technician and Physio, Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Throughout the crisis, thanks to your donations, we’ve made a difference by funding support and counselling for thousands of NHS staff. But the scale of the challenge is so vast we still need to be there for them, so that they can carry on with their vital work.
With your help, we’ll keep on caring for them – now and in the months and years to come. The NHS has done an amazing job tackling the pandemic, but at the most challenging time in its history, it needs us all more than ever.
Please send your gift today and help us ensure that NHS staff get the help they need for as long as they need it.
“Staff are seeing really poorly patients and also experiencing the distress of patients’ relatives being unable to visit them. You feel other people’s grief on a daily basis.
“It’s been challenging for all staff, including background staff. So much has happened over the past year and until you actually stop and think about what we have been through, you don’t realise how much of an effect it has had on you. I don’t know how staff on the immediate frontline have coped – they are truly amazing.”
– Angela Rimington, COVID-19 Swabbing Clinical Administration Officer at Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust