Supporting the Community during Covid-19

In April 2020, CHAT made a significant donation to the Corner Cafe in Wick. The money was used to provide hospital staff with hot meals.

Also in April, CHAT along with the League of Friends for Caithness General Hospital wanted to help patients and staff in our local Caithness hospitals.

We thought that providing high quality Samsung tablets, with protective wipe able covers would be an excellent way to help, especially as at the time no visiting is allowed due to the pandemic.

CHAT donated 10 Samsung tablets to the Caithness General Infection control ward and 3 to the Caithness General Hospital wards. League of Friends for Caithness General Hospital donated 5 Samsung tablets to the Caithness General Infection control ward and 5 to the Caithness General Hospital main wards.

Additionally, CHAT also supported patients and staff in both Town and County Hospital by providing 4 Samsung tablets and 3 to Dunbar Hospital. In total between us we have donated 30 tablets to our local hospitals.

This pandemic has highlighted to us all the significant importance of having our hospital care close to home and within our communities. We thank every one of the healthcare staff for being there for us and these donations are just a small indication of our sincere gratitude for all they are doing for our community.

We also want to thank our generous Caithness community for fundraising for us, without you all we couldn’t have stepped up to help.

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The photos show:

Barbara Nicol from the League of Friends for Caithness General and Bill Fernie from CHAT presenting the tablets to Pam Garbe, the Rural General Hospital Manager for the North Area and representative staff from each ward in Caithness General.

Derek Bremner from CHAT handing the tablets over to Charge nurse Agnes Newton and Rural General hospital manager, Pam Garbe, at Town and County Hospital.

Ron Gunn from CHAT at Thurso’s Dunbar Hospital.