On March the 26th, 8PM, The Nation Got Together To Show Our Healthcare Workers Some Much Deserved Appreciation.
Our celebration of the NHS was initiated with the intent of giving those on the frontline a positive boost, but it wasn’t just the healthcare workers that felt the lift. As people across the country joined together to celebrate the NHS – in what was probably the first time many left the house in a few days – a sense of community could be felt across cities, towns and villages alike. This campaign, though lasting just a few brief moments, brought the nation together to say thank you.
The coronavirus has brought so much darkness to people across the UK, and around the world. But the NHS shines a warm light on all of us. It’s a safety net, knowing that we can and will receive healthcare. However, these are unprecedented times, and with that comes unprecedented pressure. Our NHS was underfunded, understaffed and underequipped before covid-19 got a hold on the world. Now it faces seemingly impossible challenges.
Our amazing NHS staff and volunteers are working tirelessly to care for COVID-19 patients. And we want them to know the country has also got their back. We are so proud and in awe of NHS staff and volunteers as they work tirelessly to save lives! This means staying away from their homes and families, working day and night, to treat as many people as possible in need of care.
We, the nation, can help. Let’s show our gratitude and respect for the frontline NHS, and together beat this virus. As NHS staff and volunteers look after COVID-19 patients in their greatest hour of need, we can help take care of the well-being of our NHS people.
How You Can Help
1) Follow NHS and Government guidance about how to keep others and yourself safe.
2) Support your family and friends through your social messaging and communication networks Support your local NHS. We have 140 NHS charities dedicated to supporting patient care at their hospitals, ambulance trusts, mental and community health bodies. To find yours click here
3) Donate to this NHS Charities National campaign that acknowledges and supports NHS Staff and volunteering caring for COVID-19 patients.
1) Funding well-being packs/gifts for staff and volunteers on wards/departments (this could include food deliveries, high energy/protein bars/drinks, snacks, refreshments, wash kits, overnight stay kits.
2) Cost of travel, parking, accommodation for NHS staff and volunteers Volunteer expenses.
3) Other items as requested by NHS Charities that enhance the well-being of NHS staff and volunteers caring for COVID-19 patients.
This list is not exhaustive