Raise is coordinating donations of food, gifts and goods for West Hertfordshire NHS staff, to support them during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you think you may be able to help, please read this page.
Things to bear in mind
- We can’t accept donations without prior notification because of the restrictions
- To donate goods to Trust staff or patients please use the form below
- This page was last reviewed on 29 June at 11:50
Water, soft drinks and snacks (yes please, still needed)
Bottled water and soft drinks for staff on the wards is our highest priority heading into the summer. Staff will be working behind PPE for many months yet which is exhausting and stressful. Healthy snacks, (and unhealthy ones too!), energy drinks, graze-boxes, biscuits and so on are also still very much needed. If you can donate, please use the form below and we will contact you to arrange delivery. You can also order from our Amazon Wish List and your donation will be delivered directly to us by courier.
Freshly prepared food (not required at present)
We are advised that the WHHT on site catering services are currently able to cope with demand. The emergency response during the worst of the peak of COVID-19 impact on the hospitals from our community and businesses was incredible and we are very grateful. We all pray and hope that there will not be a resurgence in COVID-19 cases but if that happens, and we need your support again, we know we can call on you.
Welfare items (yes please, still needed)
Although less intense than in April and May, long shifts, stressful circumstances, hours in masks and gowns, and high pressure working environments still take their toll on individual NHS staff. Personal welfare items are still very much needed and appreciated, such as refreshing wet-wipes, antibacterial wipes, lip balms, moisturising hand and face creams (for sensitive skin), and pocket tissues. If you can donate these items (new and sealed) please use the form below and we will contact you to arrange delivery. You can also order from our Amazon Wish List and your donation will be delivered directly to us by courier.
Protective equipment (not required at present)
The Trust has had many offers for the provision or manufacture of protective equipment such as medical scrubs, gowns, masks, goggles and visors. However they advise us that they now have a secure and reliable supply chain for PPE and so donations are no longer needed.
If you would like to discuss donating items not listed here please email the Raise office at email@example.com.