Winchester Hospital Launches Gift List Website to Help Ukrainian Hospitals

A hospital in WINCHESTER has launched a new gift list-style website to support healthcare workers in Ukraine.

Sarum Road Hospital will match British donations chosen from a selection of urgently needed supplies requested by a group of Ukrainian hospitals on the front lines of the war.

The goods will then be packed, shipped and delivered by Circle Health Group, the owner of the hospital, working with its logistics partners at its warehouse in Enfield.

Items include vital kit for treating sick and injured patients, including ventilators, crutches, walkers, breathing masks, scrubs, bandages and wound kits.

Paolo Pieri, CEO of Circle Health Group, said: “The war may quickly fade from the headlines, but the reality for doctors and nurses and their patients in hospitals across Ukraine remains desperate. Urgent supplies are coming rare and months of war take a heavy As a European hospital operator we feel a moral obligation to help We know the British public have taken the plight of Ukraine to heart and we ask them to help us make sure these hospitals have the kit and supplies they need.”

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Sarum Road Hospital and Circle Health Group began delivering urgent medical supplies to a group of Ukrainian hospitals shortly after the outbreak of war, in conjunction with the Ukrainian Doctors’ Union and the British Red Cross. It has already delivered around 200 tonnes directly to the doorsteps of five hospitals in northern, southern, eastern and western Ukraine. Upon receipt of urgent supplies, hospitals distribute a portion to local community hospitals in a hub and spoke pattern.

The Gift List website was launched in response to requests from patients and members of the public across Circle’s network of 53 UK hospitals for a mechanism by which individuals could help support the mission of Sarum Road and Circle. in Ukraine.

A team of volunteer transporters from the UK, Poland and Ukraine have made the trip weekly since March 15 to deliver urgently needed supplies, navigating through war-torn regions and conflict zones to reach hospitals from Kyiv, Kharkiv, Mykolaiv, Odessa and Lviv.

Donations to the hospital’s gift list by British supporters will allow these deliveries to continue for as long as they are needed, providing a vital lifeline to Ukrainian clinicians caring for the sick and injured in desperate circumstances.

A hospital medical director, who could not be named for his safety, said: ‘I would like to thank everyone at Sarum Road Hospital and Circle Health Group for the invaluable support you have provided. “We are sure that all the medical help will help in the treatment of our patients during this terrible time. The support of the people of Great Britain is now very valuable to the Ukrainians. We will always remember that.”

To date, some £2million worth of medical supplies and funds have been donated by Circle Health Group hospitals, staff and suppliers. Circle Health Group suppliers and partners have also risen to the challenge, with significant donations from suppliers such as Medical Properties Trust, Rocialle Healthcare, GBUK Group, Intersurgical, Timesco, Chemence, Bunzl, Healthcare Supplies and Supply Chain Solutions, Purple Surgical, RB Medical, June Medical, Toffeln and Cantel.

Anyone can select any number of medical items to donate at jumblebee.co.uk/healthsupportforukraine#none

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