Residents across Harrow have been donating much needed medical supplies to Northwick Park Hospital thanks to an online campaign set up by two local women.
Sarah Owen and Carrie-ann Elizabeth George have been working alongside the LNWH charity to get supplies to the Northwick Park Hospital intensive care unit.
The unit is in urgent need of PPE equipment to help care for patients during the Covid-19 pandemic. Nationwide, nurses are threatening to walk out as they do not have the basic supplies to protect them against the virus whilst treating our loved ones.
Sarah and Carrie-Ann have been sourcing as much equipment as they can, including disposable aprons, gloves, fluid resistant face mask/visors, eye protection FFP-3 masks and more thanks to kind donations from the public. They are also collecting care packages for the staff at NPH ICU & Accident & Emergency.
These can be made up by yourselves (shoebox size recommended) or single items that we can collate into a larger box. Items like hand creams, snacks, crisps and drinks are also accepted.
In addition, the London North West University Healthcare occupational health dept have set up a Covid-19 staff ‘well-being appeal‘ to make sure that all donations are sent to the right place.
Victoria Manning, who is leading the appeal said: ‘We are truly humbled by the outpouring of support for our wonderful NHS staff as they cope with the difficulties of the current situation.
“We want to make sure that this amazing support is coordinated effectively, so we ask the public and businesses to either donate though our Appeals page on JustGiving, our Charity website at www.lnwhcharity.org.uk/donate or by emailing us on email@example.com ”
Drop offs can also be made at the below address.
Mail Boxes Etc
176 Station Road
Notes of support to the NHS frontline staff can also be included with your donations, a nice gesture for all the hard work they are doing at this difficult time. You can also donate to the go fund me page here if you wish to make a monetary donation.
Local businesses in and around Harrow have also been donating, we would like to thank CJ Autos in Kenton Lane, Grasshoppers Tattoo Studio in Station Road and Orbital Fastners in Tolpits Lane, Watford for their kind donations to this worthy cause.
If anyone has any questions about donations they can contact Sarah on 07366 609 234.