Hospital staff overwhelmed by generosity of local community

Hospital staff overwhelmed by generosity of local community

Staff, from across Peterborough City, Hinchingbrooke and Stamford and Rutland Hospitals, have been bowled over by the generosity of the local community after receiving a considerable number of donation over the last two weeks.

The local communities and businesses have rallied to show hospital staff their support, donating a range of treats to brighten up staff’s day, including takeaway meals, fruit and vegetables, hot drinks, chocolates, bunches of flower, toiletries and more.

Caroline Walker, Chief Executive at North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Peterborough City, Hinchingbrooke and Stamford Hospitals, said: “ The way people have come forward to show their support for our staff has been phenomenal. It means a lot to our staff and knowing they have all this support from our local community keeps them going while they care for our patients and each other in such unprecedented times. I would like to say a huge thank you to the businesses, community groups and individuals who have got in touch over the last fortnight to offer food, treats and more to help our teams get through these challenging times.

“I would also like to thank our staff who are doing a fantastic job, considering the circumstances. I am incredibly proud of the way they have stepped up to meet the demands of running our services during the outbreak.”

If you are interested in supporting our hospitals, please visit our website to find out how you can help: www.nwangliaft.nhs.uk/advice-support/donating-fundraising/