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Businesses rally to help NHS staff isolating from their families

Staff at Primemark deliver comfort packs

Staff at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) who are self-isolating or living away from their families, enabling them to deliver care in response to COVID-19 are being provided with a pack of essential items thanks to the support of local businesses.

Booths in Kirkby Lonsdale and in Scotforth, Tesco Extra in Barrow and Morrison’s have kindly donated toiletries for the packs including deodorant, toothbrushes and toothpaste, shampoo, shower gel and sanitary products.

Primark in Lancaster has also donated 125 packs which include items such as pyjamas and socks.

Gillian Day, Inclusion and Diversity Advisor, UHMBT, said: “It is lovely to be able to give something back to our colleagues who are living away from home at the moment to provide them some comfort and show them how much we all value them.”

Lyn Hadwin, Head of People Services, UHMBT, said: “I want to thank everyone who has worked so hard to make this happen. It’s so heartwarming to see our local businesses rallying to support our colleagues who are away from their families during this difficult time.”

The two types of comfort pack are available to colleagues who are living away from home and have booked accommodation through the Trust’s Ask Sami service.

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