Nuffield Health and UHL Hospital work together to fight coronavirus.
Nuffield Health Leicester Hospital, located on Scraptoft Lane, is one of 30 Nuffield Health hospitals being made available to NHS trusts following discussions with NHS England and Wales about how independent hospitals can support NHS patients in its efforts against the coronavirus (Covid-19).
Nuffield Health Leicester Hospital agreed with University Hospital Trust (UHL) to provide a two-phase approach in its support. During the first phase Nuffield Health Leicester provided ventilators to UHL and took on step down medical patients and all patients have now been discharged safely.
Mrs Shelia Farmer, 86 was discharged after not seeing her husband David, 88 for five weeks. Mrs Famer said: “I’m so looking forward to getting home and being able to spend time with my husband, everyone at Nuffield Health has been so kind and being able to walk out of the door by myself after five weeks is even better”
During the second phase of the partnership, Nuffield Health Leicester Hospital will be extending services to Renal Access Surgery, Cardiology Services, Breast service and Urgent MRI & Radiology provisions.
Tony Yates, Hospital Director at Nuffield Health Leicester Hospital, comments: “We are pleased to offer our continued support to NHS patients and the teams at UHL at this challenging time. As we approach phase two, we will be extending our services available to continue to support the NHS where care is needed.
“The Covid-19 pandemic has stretched our country, challenging us, and the effort, dedication and commitment of NHS staff is truly humbling. As the UK’s largest healthcare charity, we are in a unique position to care for NHS patients clinically, physically and mentally.
“The whole team has been fantastic, and I am very proud of what they have all done so far, and for what they will be doing over the coming weeks. Not only have they risen to these challenging times, but they have also changed their way of working, been redeployed and retrained to fully support the NHS and to help battle against this pandemic.”
Alongside making all of its hospitals available to NHS trusts across England and Wales, Nuffield Health have made its 14 nurseries available to provide free childcare to NHS and other key workers.
Steve Gray, Chief Executive at Nuffield Health, adds: “These are unprecedented times, and as the UK’s largest healthcare charity we have a huge role to play in our local communities, including helping people stay active at home. We are evolving how we can continue to deliver our services as the country remains in lockdown and how we can offer vital support.”
Nuffield Health has made free content available to maintain people’s health and wellbeing. This includes free workout videos, physiotherapy advice, and wellbeing activities for all members of the family, including children. This is available at no cost at Nuffield Health’s Building a Healthier Nation at Home hub here: www.nuffieldhealth.com/at-home
For more information on Nuffield Health hospitals, visitwww.nuffieldhealth.com/hospitals