Flu vaccinations help keep local air ambulance flying
During their winter 2019-2020 Flu campaign, Derbyshire’s DHU Health Care raised an astounding £7,660 for the lifesaving local air ambulance.
With each employee making a donation when they received a flu vaccination to protect themselves, their families and their patients, DHU raised vital funds needed to keep the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance providing leading pre-hospital emergency care to its local communities.
Jenny Tilson, Director of Nursing and Quality, said: “The air ambulance work tirelessly around the clock to provide a rapid response to critical medical emergencies. Their hard-working teams show compassion and courageousness daily as they save lives and rescue patients in life-threatening situations.
“Our local air ambulance covers some of the counties in which DHU Health Care provide our services. As such, the charity was a perfect fit to support our last annual flu vaccination donation and we are sure that it will make a difference to the care they provide during this tough time.
“All the money donated today was raised during DHU Health Care’s annual flu vaccination campaign of our workforce. I would like to stress the importance to everyone, particularly during Covid-19, that they consider getting a flu vaccination over the coming winter period.”
Community Fundraising Executive, Kerry Wilson, added: “We are extremely grateful to DHU Healthcare who have donated a fabulous £7,660 to our lifesaving service.
“Our crews have been continuing to provide vital critical care on the frontline during this difficult time and this huge amount has come at a time when we need it most as many fundraising activities have come to standstill during the Covid-19 crisis.”
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