Warehouse gifts mobile tablets to Doncaster & Bassetlaw Hospitals to help patients contact loved ones
Inpatients at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals have been helped to stay in touch with friends and family thanks to a donation from a nearby warehouse.
Amazon Doncaster, on Balby Carr Bank, presented the hospitals with a delivery of 15 tablets which can be used to make video calls while visiting restrictions are in place.
Cindy Storer, acting deputy director for the NHS trust, said: “Thank you to Amazon for this very generous donation.
“This is an incredibly worrying time for families whose loved ones are in hospital and keeping them connected has such a positive impact for patients, families and our colleagues.”
She added: “We are so grateful for the support and generosity of our local communities who have come together to support their local NHS.”
Ward teams at the three hospitals were concerned about patients feeling isolated from their loved ones, particularly those receiving end of life care, but only had a small stock of devices to help them keep in touch.
Adam Banks, site leader at Amazon’s iPort fulfilment centre, said: “We wanted to show our support to our local NHS Trust during these challenging times and asked how we could best support patients and staff.
“We are delighted to be able to do this for our local communities.”
The company also delivered 3,000 free chocolate bars to help boost staff morale.
The DBTH in-house charity is encouraging donations to help meet the challenges of COVID-19. To contribute, go to dbth.nhs.uk/charity.