A COMPANY which provides services for the NHS has been attributed with ‘helping save Christmas’ at Northfield’s Royal Orthopaedic Hospital.
Genmed donatied £5,000 to the specialist hospital’s charitable fund after the annual festive appeal was launched.
The money will help fund extras for patients and staff over the Christmas period that the NHS cannot, such as gifts, bedside entertainment systems, support tools for patients and training for staff.
Fund-raising revenue for the charity is down £25,000 on the previous year because the pandemic has meant many events have had to be cancelled.
It has been buoyed however, by several successful grant applications received from NHS Charities Together’s Urgent Appeal which included funds raised by Sir Captain Tom Moore in the summer.
Genmed’s generous donation allowed the Trust to decorate Christmas trees across the hospital site, including a mammoth tree at their main entrance measuring approximately 60ft.
Genmed helps clients to gain operational and financial efficiencies through the services it offers.
Chief Executive of Genmed, Jonathan Wedgbury, said: “We are pleased to be working in partnership with The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital and to sponsor the Christmas lights this year.
“The lights are wonderful, and I hope they continue to bring joy to the hard-working teams at RoH, their patients and visitors, as they have done today.”
Ali Gray, fund-raising manager at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Charitable Fund, said thanked Genmed for its ‘generous donation’.
“After the most challenging year the NHS has ever faced, support for our charity is needed more than ever.
“We are incredibly grateful that their donation has allowed us to decorate our Christmas trees with beautiful lights to lift the spirits of our patients and staff.
“Genmed have saved Christmas.”
Visit rohcharity.org/impact/current-appeals/christmas/ for more on the charity appeal.