FOOD FOR COVID DOCTORS AT THE ROYAL FREE

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We have been asked by Consultant Physician, Dr Huw Beynon to support as many of the incredibly dedicated hospital teams of doctors and nurses in Acute Medicine, Intensive Care and A&E as we can.  They are all under extreme emotional and physical pressure to look after our loved ones during this desperate time.

Each one of them is doing incredible work and we would like to show our gratitude by supporting them with hot meals at the end of their long and stressful shifts for the coming months. We are not sure how many months this will continue but intend to support these wonderful hospital staff for as long as necessary.

Each week we will provide funds directly to the lead doctor to ensure that the teams are fed.

Here is a letter below from one of the lead consultants at the hospital.

Many thanks for so kindly having covered the hot food deliveries for our team of night-time Doctors at the Royal Free Hospital in the last week. This is invaluable help given the large workload faced by a team of doctors on the front line.

Usually we would have five doctors on any given night shift who would cover the acute medical admission and Inpatient wards. This team has been increased to 40 on-site doctors per night shift who have been pulled in from other hospital and GP placements. They are on a rota of three nights on, three nights off which is a very tough schedule. As you can imagine, their access to no hot food in the hospital coupled with massively long hours was raised as an immediate concern to address. The hospital still can’t provide hot food to the team of doctors and so we have relied on local communities to help in whichever way to allow for the provision of hot food at night. Having done the night shifts, the time saved in procuring different foods and also allowing the team to take a meal together has proved to be one the best morale boosters in these times of greatest challenge facing our lifetime careers in Medicine.

I am most grateful for all your help in easing the stressful circumstances we are facing and will keep you updated with pictures and statements from the doctors for whom your kindness is resulting in direct improvement of their well-being

Best Wishes
Dr Amir Jehangir
Consultant - Acute Medicine
Royal Free Hospital

Your generosity is needed. Thank you so much for your support.

How this will work?

We are providing the funds through a dedicated MasterCard administered by the lead Consultant. All raised funds are held in escrow by Gofundme, with the weekly requirements transferred to Tim Levene’s bank account and then immediately to the Monese Prepaid Debit Card. 100% of all funds raised will be given to the Royal Free Medical team.

Our thanks also to:

Spielburger Restaurant and Maido Sushi who are both providing several complimentary meals over the coming weeks.

Donations

  • Lucy Patterson 
    • £5 
    • 3 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • £30 
    • 3 mos
  • nadine conradi 
    • £30 
    • 3 mos
  • Patrick Padget 
    • £5 
    • 3 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • £5 
    • 3 mos
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Fundraising team (2)

Tim Levene 
Organizer
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
Andy and Naomi Fisch 
Team member
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