Marks and Spencer is donating clothing care packages to Northern Ireland’s Nightingale Hospital to help patients amid the fight against coronavirus.
The Nightingale Hospital, based at Belfast City Hospital’s tower block, is treating patients across Northern Ireland, helping to save lives and protect the NHS.
The retailer says it is “currently sourcing, packing and delivering much needed individual clothing care packs, and pairs of pyjamas, as a donation to the Belfast City Hospital”.
“The individual care packs each contain a T-shirt, jumper, joggers, underwear and socks, and will be available in a range of sizes. The aim is that the clothing will help provide patients with some comfort and normality when they are discharged.”
Philip Conlon, head of region for Northern Ireland, said: “We’re doing our bit to help the NHS in Northern Ireland by focussing on what we do best – providing great clothes – in the hope we can make it just a little easier for our NHS heroes as well as the patients in their care.
“At a time when everyone is facing their own personal challenges and our own frontline colleagues are working round the clock – it’s heartening to see the whole nation getting behind the fantastic NHS teams we’re relying on right now. We really are all in this together and I’m delighted we have been able to support Northern Ireland’s Nightingale Hospital during this time.”
And Brenda Creaney, director of nursing and user experience at Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, said: “We would like to thank Marks & Spencer for their very generous donation to the Nightingale Hospital in Belfast, we have been overwhelmed by the generosity they have shown to our staff and patients, it truly means so much to us.”