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Patients Benefit From Comfort Packs

Patients Benefit From Comfort Packs

Date of release: 25 June 2020

Patients at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust have received special comfort packs, thanks to donations.

Restricted visiting due to COVID-19 meant friends and relatives were unable to pass on toiletries and essential items to patients during their stay.

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From left to right: Lauren Burns, Doreen Powell, Sr Lorraine Jones


The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust Charity has worked in partnership with Giving World, a charity that works with a network of donor businesses and receiving charities to donate surplus products to people in need.

New business end-of-line, discontinued and surplus stock products are donated by businesses, which prevents waste.

Around 600 packs have been distributed to patients at Cannock Chase, New Cross and West Park hospitals so far. Items include shower gel, hand and body lotion, lip balm, deodorant and soap.

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From left to right: Sr Lorraine Jones, Diane Jones, Lauren Burns


Julie Willoughby, Consultant Nurse for Dementia Services, said: “During restricted visiting these comfort packs have meant our patients are receiving the essential items that they cannot have delivered by family and friends. These are items we would usually take for granted.

“Our patients were very grateful when they received their packs, as it helped to make their stay more comfortable. I am glad that our patients and others around the Trust have been able to benefit from these.”

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From left to right: Margaret Broomhall, Sr Bekki Farmer, Joyce Reece


Leanne Bood, Fundraising Coordinator, said: “The aim of the charity is to make things easier for patients and their families and ensure that they are comfortable during their stay. We would not have been able to purchase these packs without the help of our donors - thank you to them for their support.”

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  • • For further information, please call Amy Downward on 01902 447297 or email amy.downward@nhs.net

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