NHS 70: Supermarket gives £25,000 to hospital for dementia support system
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Supermarket staff helped to mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS by donating £25,000 to a hospital.
Employees at the Chadwell Heath branch of Asda visited Queen’s Hospital, Romford, to host a tea party for staff and patients.
And as well as the fun, games and food, community champion Robyn Parsons and her colleagues also presented a £25,000 cheque to the King George and Queen’s Hospital Charity.
The money will be used to provide a Rita system on the dementia ward.
The system, which stands for reminiscence interactive therapy activities, will help patients by showing them personal photos and films they may connect with.
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Robyn said: “It has been an amazing experience to work alongside Queen’s in the application of the grant, and knowing it is going to make a huge difference to so many patients in the hospital is incredible.
“We were delighted to join in with celebrations as the NHS turns 70 and it will be such a rewarding experience to see the devices in action within the hospital.”
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