Imperial Health Charity, London
Imperial Health Charity in London has used its funding from the Covid Appeal in a number of ways to support the hospital trust above and beyond what the NHS can usually provide.
This has included urgent support to the front line to meet the practical needs of staff, including hot meals so that they could continue with their vital work.
The funding also enabled the hospital to expand its counselling service for staff. Between April and December 2020, the service was able to refer 637 staff members for one-to-one counselling and support, an increase of 76 percent on the previous year. An additional 3000 staff accessed emotional wellbeing groups during the pandemic.