We’re really pleased that we’ve been able to restart visits for our former patients, in-person fundraising and volunteering activities in recent months, but we’re continuing to take a careful and measured approach in our response to COVID-19, to protect our patients, communities and staff.
Our Service Delivery Teams
Our Redhill base is now open to visitors and non-operational staff, but only on a case-by-case basis, to protect our crews, service and ultimately our patients and the communities that we serve. We’re delighted to have been able to resume visits for our former patients and family members, which is an essential part of our service.
We also provided an extended service to support the NHS and transferred over 160 critically ill patients between Intensive Care Units. We have now stood this additional critical care transfer service down but will continue to work closely with our NHS partners, supporting time critical inter-hospital transfers as and when required.
Our priority remains saving lives and ensuring the best possible outcomes for our patients.
Our Fundraising and Support Teams
Our Rochester base is also open to pre-arranged visitors and our Income Generation, Marketing, Communications and Corporate Services Teams have been able to return to increased in-office working during recent weeks. We’re continuing to ask all visitors to complete a lateral flow test beforehand, wear a mask whilst inside and maintain distancing – this is for both Rochester and Redhill.
We have also been able to be out within our communities to meet our supporters face-to-face and personally thank you for your dedication and support. You may have seen us at promotional events for our Win a MINI draw, garden centres and shopping locations with collection buckets or cheering on our fundraisers at events like Brighton Marathon.
We’re thrilled to be able to return to in-person events such as these and cannot thank you enough for your ongoing support.
Our volunteering activities
We’re also really pleased that our volunteering activities which involve face-to-face contact, such as delivering talks in person and picking up collection boxes, have returned. They are being assessed on a case-by-case basis but all provide us with an opportunity to raise further awareness and support. If you’re interested in hosting an inspiring talk from one of our volunteers please click here.
Thank you for your ongoing support
We cannot deliver our service without your support and we thank you for your ongoing generosity, dedication and understanding. Your support is as critical as our care.