Hospital crowdfunding campaign

Food donations arrive at North Middlesex Hospital
A new pop-up shop has opened at North Middlesex Hospital

Report by Simon Allin, Local Democracy Reporter

Generous donors have raised nearly £25,000 to support hard-working hospital staff during the coronavirus pandemic.

North Middlesex University Hospital has set up a Just Giving page to raise money for a pop-up shop and wellbeing workshops for staff.

The shop supplies everyday items like bread, fruit, vegetables, rice, soup, deodorant and shampoo, which are provided free of charge for staff.

Wellbeing classes include psychological first aid, sleep management and mindfulness, which any member of staff can use to relax during their busy shift.

After 18 days of fundraising, the hospital – which cares for more than 600,000 people – had raised more than £24,000.

Local businesses have also been donating food and other products to the hospital.

Maria Kane, chief executive of North Middlesex University Hospital, said: “Our staff are working tirelessly to provide safe and compassionate care to our patients during this COVID-19 pandemic.

“While our patients are being cared for, we know that our staff need extra support too. That’s why we have launched the North Mid COVID-19 Support Fund Appeal.

“The more that we can raise the more we can do to make our staff’s lives a little easier – so we would be grateful for any support our local community can provide.”

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