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CHAT and Friends Donate 30 Tablets For Staff and Patients To Keep In Contact

23rd April 2020

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Caithness Health Action Team along with the League of Friends for Caithness General hospital wanted to help patients and staff in our local Caithness hospitals.

We contacted NHSH and agreed that providing high quality Samsung tablets ,with protective wipe able covers would be an excellent way to help ,especially as at the moment there is currently no visiting allowed due to the pandemic.

These tablets could be used by staff , talking through and actually showing families what is happening with their loved ones, ministers can pray with the patients to give comfort and support ,patients themselves can use the tablets to communicate with their family or friends.

CHAT donated 10 Samsung tablets to the Caithness General Infection control ward and 3 to the Caithness General Hospital wards. League of Friends for Caithness General Hospital donated 5 Samsung tablets to the Caithness General Infection control ward and 5 to the Caithness General Hospital main wards.

Additionally,CHAT also supported patients and staff in both Town and County hospital by providing 4 Samsung tablets and 3 to Dunbar hospital.In total between us we have donated 30 tablets to our local hospitals.

This pandemic has highlighted to us all ,the significant importance of having our hospital care close to home and within our communities.We would like to thank every one of the Healthcare staff for being there for us and this gift is just a small indication of our sincere gratitude for all they are doing for our community.

The photo shows Barbara Nicol from the League of Friends for Caithness General and Bill Fernie from Caithness Health Action Team presenting the tablets to Pam Garbe ,the Rural General Hospital Manager for the North Area and representative staff from each ward in Caithness General.

Many thanks to our generous Caithness community for fundraising for us ,without you all we couldn't have stepped up to help.

 

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