LloydsPharmacy Clinical Homecare, which provides care to over 80,000 people in their own homes, has donated life-saving respiratory equipment to two Nightingale hospitals to help support the NHS and help patients who can’t breathe on their own due to Covid-19.
The homecare company, which is owned by healthcare provider McKesson UK, sent unused ventilators to be repaired and serviced before donating them to field hospitals in London and Manchester. Seven non-invasive ventilators were donated in total, three of which went to NHS Nightingale Hospital London and four to NHS Nightingale Hospital North West in Manchester. In addition to this, they also donated nebulisers and pulse oximeters, both of which are used to support patients with respiratory issues.
Matthew Leagas, medical equipment lead at LloydsPharmacy Clinical Homecare said: “We know that the sickest patients with the coronavirus are in intensive care because they are struggling to breathe and require mechanical ventilation. We had some medical devices that we weren’t using, so it was a no brainer to donate them to the NHS so more patients could be treated.
“I’d like to thank MTS Health Ltd for their support in making sure the equipment was up to standard so we could donate it. It’s great to see businesses coming together during all of this to work for the benefit of both the NHS and patients”.