In response to the COVID-19 outbreak across our communities earlier this year, we launched a dedicated Rapid Response Fund to help our staff provide the best possible care to those in need.
Our hospitals prepared for a significant increase in patients needing support on our intensive care units and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has continued to play a central role in responding to the virus. We accelerated the opening of 10 new Intensive Care beds at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, embedded new digital solutions to monitor and communicate with patients and carers, provided enhanced training for staff and deployed a skilled volunteer workforce to support the needs of both patients and staff.
The COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund continues to support our hospitals in three key areas:
- New Equipment – Including scanners, blood gas machines and patient vital-sign monitors
- New Technology – Including remote monitoring devices, digital consultation tools and mobile tablets
- Support for Frontline Staff – Including Health and Wellbeing hubs at our hospitals to provide respite, information and refreshment for our teams; and the recruitment and deployment of a specialist volunteer workforce to support staff and patients on our wards and across our organisation
Please click here if you would like to support the fund: https://www.cwplus.org.uk/donate/
Please note, any unspent funds from this appeal will be used to support CW+’s core programme of work across Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
For further advice and guidance on the COVID-19 virus, please visit https://111.nhs.uk/