14th May, 2021

St Richard's Hospice HCAs get new uniforms, thanks to the Birmingham Hospital Saturday Fund

Rob George 16th Feb, 2021 Updated: 16th Feb, 2021

NURSING staff at a local hospice have been given a welcome boost of new uniforms thanks to funding from a Birmingham charitable trust.

St Richard’s Hospice has bought 66 new uniforms for Healthcare Assistants (HCAs). The cost of £1,254 has been kindly funded by the Birmingham Hospital Saturday Fund Medical Charity and Welfare Trust (BHSF Charitable Trust).

In-patient unit manager Jamie Yeomans said, “The team is really delighted with the donation for new uniforms – giving 22 HCAs, three new uniforms each. This has been a tough time for everyone on the frontline of patient care and generous donations like this help to lift the spirits.”

St Richard’s has continued to care for patients and loved ones throughout the pandemic, following government guidance to keep everyone as safe as possible.

Many of the community services for individuals and groups have switched to virtual support through online video and telephone calls.

Chairman of the BHSF Trust, Dr Paul Kanas, said “Being professional and looking ready for work has never been more important for healthcare staff than in these most challenging of times.

“It gives the trustees great pleasure to make a small contribution to the fantastic work the hospice does on a daily basis.”

Visit www.strichards.org.uk for more.

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