We’ve been blown away by the generous donations we’ve received recently and would like to show our appreciation for our local community heroes for their incredible kindness and support during these difficult circumstances.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including face visors, has been in short supply for hospital and healthcare staff. Following the nationwide plea urging anyone with 3D printers to produce and distribute PPE to key workers, we have received over 60 much-needed face visors which have kindly been donated to us by Grimsby residents Nik Brunt, Stu Hud and John Connelly.
As well as vital protective equipment donations, our staff have also received a supply of handmade uniform bags, snacks and food hampers from local companies and individuals.
We’d like to thank the relatives of those at St Andrew’s Hospice in Grimsby who have hand made material uniform bags for our staff to take their uniforms home in, to prevent the risk of transmitting any bacteria from the hospital.
We’re also incredibly grateful to Grimsby Freestyle Kickboxing Club, which kindly gifted the contents of its tuck shop containing drinks and snacks to our hospital staff for them to enjoy during their valuable breaks.
And finally, a huge thanks to the staff from Healing Manor in Grimsby, who have been delivering batches of freshly baked bread to the hospital after our usual bread supplier was forced to close.
Our Hospital Director Ashley Brown said: “On behalf of everyone at St Hugh’s Hospital, we would like to thank the members of the community who have very kindly donated vital protective face shields and other items to us.
“Your generosity is deeply appreciated at a time which is incredibly difficult for everyone. No gesture goes unnoticed and thanks to these valuable donations we can continue protecting both our staff and our patients as we fight the coronavirus.”
Owing to the current situation with COVID-19, we would like to remind patients that all elective surgery is cancelled, and we are currently unable to accept new patients to the hospital.