Worcestershire Freemasons donate 30 Tablets to Worcs Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Nearly 1200 tablets are being donated by Freemasons across England and Wales to hospitals and care homes to provide vital contact between loved ones and coronavirus patients
During the current crisis, NHS hospitals have been forced to limit visits to patients in an attempt to control infections. Some of those suffering from the virus can be in intensive care for two to three weeks or more, with one-to-one visits only being allowed for dying patients.
This has led hospitals to try to find a way to help patients communicate with their families during this difficult time. Freemasons have risen to the challenge and gifted more than a thousand devices to help patients see and hear their loved ones and provide much-needed comfort.
The donations were coordinated through a new Covid-19 Response Group, which was formed by the United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE) as an emergency structure in response to Covid-19. Its purpose is to work together to deliver life-changing initiatives – on a national scale – to those in need. Using the full capability of its network, the Freemasons have been able to draw together suppliers to source the tablets quickly and efficiently.
Worcestershire Freemason David Dey presenting the tablets to Charity Director Jason Levy, said:
“At this time of national crisis we will work together – within our local communities – to provide charity and support to those in need, what we do is both effective and targeted, we have coordinated our activity on a national level though the newly formed Covid-19 Response Group."
WBro. David Dey - Worcestershire Provincial Charity Steward & Jason Levy, Worcs NHS Charity Director