More than £130,000 has already been donated to Southmead Hospital Charity to support NHS staff at North Bristol NHS Trust in the fight against Coronavirus.

The Charity is asking the public to donate to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Appeal to provide care packages for staff across the hospital as well as welfare packages to ensure staff have access to essential supplies.

Donations will also enable staff to access specialist counselling and wellbeing support during this uncertain time.

Local and national businesses have also been working with the Charity to support NHS staff in a number of ways through the donation of goods or services.

At the forefront of the fight against Coronavirus

Sarah Harrison, director of Southmead Hospital Charity, said: “As an acute, specialist hospital, Southmead Hospital have experts caring for the most poorly in society – we have a world class Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and our NHS is at the forefront of the fight against Coronavirus (COVID-19) with all our dedicated colleagues across the entire hospital doing all they can to care for those most at risk, and in our care.

“Coronavirus has become a term that we are now all familiar with, and it could impact any of us, our friends, families and our communities – at any time.

“That’s why we are asking members of the public to dig deep and donate to help your local community.

“By donating what you can today or by committing to giving on a regular basis, you can help us to continue some of our essential hospital, patient and staff support.

“Thank-you, we really appreciate your support at this very uncertain time.”

In the coming weeks Southmead Hospital Charity will also be launching a series of virtual fundraising events as well as supporting community groups to set up online fundraising pages.

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