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Triton Telecom Responds to Hospital Appeal

Triton Telecom has donated an Xbox to University Hospitals Birmingham Charity in response to their appeal for help to kit-out their staff break areas.

The Charity aims to equip an area in each of their hospitals of Good Hope, the Queen Elizabeth (QE), Solihull and Heartlands to enable staff members to relax and enjoy social time with colleagues, or quiet time alone.

The ‘health and wellbeing hubs’ will also include food, drink, mindfulness activities and chaplaincy to support staff when they are able to have time away from the wards.

Owner of Triton Telecom, Dean Billington, says he owes his life to the QE after he was airlifted there following a serious motorcycle accident.

Dean said: “As soon as I heard about the appeal, I wanted to help this worthy cause. Hospital staff are facing unimaginable emotional and physical challenges as they fight the coronavirus pandemic, so I’m pleased I can contribute to their wellbeing in this way.”

Charlotte Schofield, Director of Fundraising at University Hospitals Birmingham Charity, said: “On behalf of all of our incredible NHS staff I would like to thank Triton Telecom for this generous donation that will help our staff to relax during their time off the ward.

“It’s a really stressful time for all of our staff, and that’s why we wanted to fund and equip health and wellbeing hubs around the hospitals to allow our staff a space of peace and quiet where they can relax. Thanks to Triton Telecom our staff will be able to enjoy a game on the Xbox during their breaks, thank you!”

The Charity has also launched an NHS Superheroes appeal to help fund essential items for the 20,000 staff members working across its sites. Items purchased with donations include comfort packs for staff working long shifts, some of whom are staying in emergency accommodation away from their own homes and families. Donations start at £2 for snacks and treats and go up to £500 for reclining furniture so exhausted staff rest between shifts.

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