On Monday 5th July, the National Health Service (NHS) celebrated their 73rd Birthday and RRT were privileged to provide support over the UK to recognise and thank the extraordinary NHS staff! The NHS strives to improve health and wellbeing of patients, communities and staff through their professionalism, innovation and excellence in care.

The COVID-19 pandemic means that the NHS has been through a year like no other, it has been an extremely challenging year for the NHS, and the country as a whole but also a year of hope.

Since the pandemic, the hospitals have cared for around 400,000 seriously ill COVID-19 patients, including more than 100,000 since January alone, along with millions of other patients besides. In addition to this, the NHS has rolled out the biggest vaccination programme in health service history; the fastest in Europe and the most precise in the world.

The NHS Birthday gave us all an opportunity to say a big thank you to the NHS and all its wonderful staff. RRT provided support to the workers by donating:

  1. 1000 RRT Care Kits to the staff of East Herts NHS
  2. Hot drinks and Kit Kats to the staff at Broomfield, Basildon, and Southend hospitals in Essex
  3. 2000 RRT Meal Bags to staff at Medway Maritime Hospital.
  4. 40 hampers containing hot drinks and snacks to Royal Surrey County Hospital.

A big thank you from all at RRT to the NHS, the staff and all the many volunteers for all you do for our communities.

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