A special fund has been set up to help West Middlesex University Hospital provide the best care during the ongoing outbreak of Covid-19 (aka the Coronavirus). The hospital, in Isleworth, is the closest to Brentford FC and is regularly visited by players and staff. A group visited to provide Christmas gifts to patients just three months ago.
The hospital is part of the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and provides a range of specialist clinical services as well as general hospital services for people living locally, which include A&E and maternity. The Trust runs two main hospitals, Chelsea and Westminster and West Middlesex, and also offers a range of community-based services. It has 6,000 staff caring for nearly one million people in the area.
CW+ is the official charity of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and they have launched a dedicated Rapid Response Fund to support staff and patients. The new fund will support in three key areas:
- New Equipment – Including scanners, blood gas machines and patient vital-sign monitors
- New Technology – Including remote monitoring devices, digital consultation tools and mobile tablets
- Support for Frontline Staff – Including the creation and establishment of Health and Wellbeing hubs at our hospitals to provide respite, information and refreshment for our teams; and the recruitment and deployment of a specialist volunteer workforce to support staff and patients on our wards and across our organisation
The charity is appealing for support for the Covid-19 Rapid Response Fund and ensuring staff across the organisation are best equipped and prepared to provide vital care to our patients and all those in our community affected by the virus. Click here to donate. Click here to find out more.