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Local telecoms firm supports NHS charity partner providing mobile care for cancer patients
Eurolink Connect, Gloucestershire’s leading connectivity and communication provider for businesses across the UK, has lent its support to NHS partner Hope for Tomorrow, a local charity providing vital mobile care for cancer patients during COVID.
The telecoms business based in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, has provided 13 tablets for use in the charity’s mobile cancer units, as well as providing seven laptops to assist staff with secure remote working.
The tablets will be used to gain patient feedback on how the mobile service has improved their wellbeing and quality of life while fighting cancer, while the laptops will enable staff to have the necessary tools to work from home and follow the current COVID restrictions.
Hope for Tomorrow, founded in 2003, has been appealing for support during the pandemic as COVID cases surge and NHS services have been stretched to the limit. Lack of direct access and increased health risks for extremely vulnerable cancer patients attending hospital clinics has meant that the charity has been able to assist NHS Trusts by ensuring sufferers’ critical treatment continues and within a safe environment.
Fundraising and support from businesses such as Eurolink Connect means that its thirteen mobile care units can provide care nationally by visiting patients’ local communities on a daily basis.
Leanda Bickley, Head of Partnerships and Fleet at Hope for Tomorrow, commented: “In normal circumstances these mobile units provide an essential service, but they are needed now more than ever to give patients access to life-saving treatment whilst keeping them away from hospital buildings and the risks of COVID.
“These units mean less miles for cancer patients to travel so they can spend more time with family, friends and loved ones. This reduces patients’ stress to aid their recovery, as well as cutting down on their expenses and allowing them to focus on their life rather than their treatment.”
Claire Maddox, Managing Director of Eurolink Connect, said: “Many of us within Eurolink have been affected one way or another by cancer so when Hope for Tomorrow approached us, we were only too pleased to help. We were able to call on the support of one of our suppliers, The Change, to help source the laptops and tablets, and we are delighted to provide much needed support to such a crucial cause. In this time of great need for mobile cancer care, we urge other businesses to help support this vital service if they possibly can.”
Eurolink Connect Ltd
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