The current pandemic is the largest global health emergency after the Second World War. We are seeking donations to help fund the cost of a new purpose-built shower and changing room area at Maidstone Hospital. The Hospital was built in 1983 and is home to services including the Kent Cancer Centre (the UK’s fourth largest service of its type).

This project will revamp an old, outdated structure and includes installation of new walls, modern wet rooms, pipework, flooring and decoration. It will also provide improvements to the heating and water infrastructure to ensure staff enjoy warm and relaxing facilities.

The permanent facility on the ground floor of the Hospital will provide new male and female showers, as well as changing areas which all staff can use; whether it’s to freshen up after cycling to work or showering after a long day wearing PPE, before heading home. It will both increase capacity and enhance the quality of facilities.

The constant need for clinical staff to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) can cause heat stress which is a contributing factor to fatigue, dehydration and sore faces. Having these new on-site facilities will make a difference, in particular to clinical colleagues and provide added support for infection control to help keep staff and their loved ones safe. They will support the prioritisation of self-care which is so important at this challenging time.

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