Once again, we need your help!

As you may know, Covid-19 is once again surging in all parts of the country, and our incredible colleagues here at Musgrove Park Hospital and across the NHS in Somerset are working incredibly hard to save lives.

Due to the enormous pressure staff are facing, we are reopening our Covid-19 Response Fund and asking that you support them during this incredibly difficult time.

Musgrove is now caring for more patients than it was at the peak of the pandemic last year. This is truly unprecedented. It has been called the worst situation the NHS has faced in living memory. 

We are at such an significant point with combatting Covid-19 and we need your support again to help keep colleagues going, and able to provide the best possible care to our patients. In addition to improving patient experience, the physical and mental wellbeing of staff is one of the most important things we support as a charity. We must do everything we can to ensure our NHS colleagues are safe, healthy and well.

How your donations have helped so far:

  • Dedicated funding to launch a Colleague Wellbeing Phone Line, including dedicated support for our BAME (Black, Asian and minority ethnic) staff

  • Bought 150 digital radios for isolated patients to give them a voice in the room

  • Supplied 15,000+ and counting meals for staff, giving them one less to think about during a busy shift

  • Sourced 40+ iPads to help isolated patients communicate with their loved ones

  • Made funding available for our Activity Coordinators, the Chaplaincy and the Bereavement Team so they have all the resources they need, and have been able to supply newspapers, activity packs and toiletries to patients who needed them

  • Given a grant to our research team in support of the national SIREN Research Study, helping scientists to better understand Covid-19

  • Paired with donations of toiletries, food and other wonderful items, we’ve been able to create thank you and travel packs for staff when they need support

We now have the chance to do so much more, and all we need is your help!

You can donate to the Covid-19 Response Fund in the following ways:

  • Donate online here

  • Text MUSGROVE followed by your donation amount (between £1 & £20) to 70085

  • Send a cheque, made payable to ‘Love Musgrove Covid-19’ to Fundraising Office, Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 5DA

However you can help, thank you!