Date of release: 9 July 2021
Patients at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust (RWT) will be able to watch the England game for free on Sunday thanks to RWT Charity.
Gareth Southgate’s England squad will face Italy in Sunday night's Euro 2020 final at Wembley.
This is the first time England’s football team have made it through to the final of a major football tournament in 55 years.
Whilst restrictions are currently in place for visiting in our hospitals, and in recognition of the impact this could have on the wellbeing of patients, our charity have agreed to pay for all inpatients to watch the big match for free at 8pm.
Professor David Loughton CBE, chief executive of RWT, said: “We understand how difficult it currently is for patients given the current visiting restrictions.
“These restrictions are in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to protect staff, patients and visitors from becoming seriously ill.
“We are doing all we can to make sure our patients wellbeing is at the forefront of our care. That is why for such a historic event we have secured an agreement to enable patients to watch the match free of charge.
“From everyone at RWT we hope you enjoy the game, socially distanced and get behind the team. Good luck England!”
Current inpatient John Goodridge, 88 from Wolverhampton said: “I will be watching the game on Sunday and it is great news it is free to view.
“I think the score will be 3-1 to England. Come on England!”