NHS 70: Supermarket gives £25,000 to hospital for dementia support system

Asda staff donating �25,000 to Queen's Hospital Picture: Doug Blanks

Asda staff donating �25,000 to Queen's Hospital Picture: Doug Blanks - Credit: Archant

Supermarket staff helped to mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS by donating £25,000 to a hospital.

Staff with one of the Rita devices Picture: Doug Blanks

Staff with one of the Rita devices Picture: Doug Blanks - Credit: Archant

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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