Author: Jill Orr

Buy Them A Coffee – Community News

The BuyThemACoffee_KCH fundraiser was set up on March 23rd.  I have lived in this area for nearly 20 years so I know a lot of people who work at Kings; my eldest son was born there and a number of friends have received essential and sometimes lifesaving treatment from the hospital. When the pandemic started, I searched to see if there were any local initiatives set up to support Kings during the crisis, and not finding any, I decided to do it myself.  Early on, I was advised to speak to the hospital to find out what support they needed:  King’s was already handling covid patients when we spoke to them – and the management quickly decided that staff wellbeing needed to be an essential part of their response to the crisis. They centralised all the wellbeing through the hospital boardroom which was set up to serve staff with a growing set of support services: within a week meditation, massage, counselling support, chaplaincy; meal deliveries and food donations were all being centralised through the hubs. BuyThemACoffee_KCH was lucky enough to speak to the …