: Waiting for next track...

: Waiting for next track...

Coronavirus: BIG thank you from Harrogate Hospital

Coronavirus: BIG thank you from Harrogate Hospital

Published by May Norman at 6:23am 2nd April 2020.

Overwhelmed by public's support

  • Hospital bosses are overwhelmed with the generosity of people and businesses from across the Harrogate district.
  • Many have donated food, meals, hand creams and other items to colleagues at the trust.
  • But, they have told us that unfortunately, they can not accept already cooked meals as they follow strict guidelines on food preparation and storage.

People and businesses across the Harrogate district have been donating many items to Harrogate District Hospital.

Health bosses there have been overwhelmed with the support from the public.

They've been handing over food, meals, hand creams and many other items for staff within the Trust to use.

However, we've been asked to remind people that the hospital can not accept already cooked meals as the Trust follows strict guidelines on food preparation and storage.

In a statement, hospital bosses said:

"We just want to say a huge thank you - we've been blown away with the generosity of people and businesses from Harrogate and beyond who have donated so many food items, meals, hand creams and other non-perishable items to colleagues at the Trust. It's really appreciated and it's been so heartwarming to see the community come together in this way in support of your local NHS. Thank you. 

"One part of this support that could potentially cause some issues for us is the delivery of already-cooked meals. We kindly ask that from now on, we are unable to accept already-cooked meals from businesses or individuals. 

"We really do appreciate what people have done for us, but there are few things we need to bear in mind. At the Trust we follow strict guidelines on food preparation and storage, and we need to have assurance food on site adheres to this. In addition, we are providing breakfast, lunch and dinner to staff free of charge, so colleagues do have access to hot meals. 

"We trust you understand where we're coming from with this and are doing it with best intentions in mind." 

If you would like to donation any other items, please contact the Harrogate Hospital and Community Charity team on 01423 557408 or hdft.hhcc@nhs.net. ​