Thanks to generous support for our Covid-19 Appeal, hundreds of NHS charities throughout the UK are receiving funding to help staff, volunteers and patients through the immediate and long-term effects of the crisis.
The Royal Cornwall Hospitals Charity is among our 230+ member charities to have benefited and recently received a £50,000 grant as part of our Covid-19 appeal. The charity supports the Royal Cornwall Hospital NHS Trust and plans to use this to support their BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) and Hidden Communities programmes to help some of those most significantly affected by the Covid-19 crisis.
In a show of gratitude to all those who supported our national appeal, the charity produced and shared a thank you video for making this and their other Covid related projects possible.
Over the last few months, The Royal Cornwall Hospitals Charity has also used funding from our appeal to support their elderly and vulnerable patients. As part of this, wards have been distributing Discharge Basics Packs, including items such as bread rolls, cereal, toilet roll, tea, coffee and milk. These items have provided a helping hand for patients returning home, particularly when access to supermarkets and shops was difficult.
A number of volunteers have also been specially trained to support these patients following their discharge. The volunteers call recently-discharged elderly and vulnerable patients to ensure they are safe and well, and, where necessary, signpost them to other support networks in the community.