Martin & Co (Exeter) donates new iPads to local hospital 22 Feb 2021
Patients are unable to see their relatives and friends
Managing Director Chris Perring at Martin & Co Exeter has a family member who has recently been working on COVID wards in Oxford. Chris tells of how tough things are for patients unable to see their relatives and friends, and for people who are unable to visit their loved ones on those wards. He mentioned how some patients had been able to communicate with their loved ones using iPads and similar technology but not many were available. Chris realised there might be something he could do, in a small way, perhaps by donating iPads to the Royal Devon and Exeter hospital if they were also needed there.
Martin & Co are delighted to have donated two new iPads
Chris spoke to Deborah Allen, the Community Fundraising Officer for the RD&E Charity. Deborah confirmed that the Charity would love to have more iPads for patient use on the Covid wards, so that with the help of the medical staff, patients could at least have some safe and secure direct contact, albeit remotely, with their loved ones.
Chris’s company Martin & Co (Exeter) are delighted to have now purchased and presented two new iPads the charity who have already deployed them for use on the Covid wards.
Chris comments “I am incredibly grateful to Deborah for organising the speedy deployment of the IPads within the hospital”.
The iPads will be put to good use on our wards
RD&E have started using the iPads and had this to say…
We’d like to say a huge thank you to Martin & Co Exeter for their donations of two iPads to the RD&E!
The iPads will be put to good use on our wards, including some of our COVID wards, and allow patients to video call friends and family from their bed. With visiting restrictions currently in place, these iPads will help our patients to connect and interact with their loved ones – something which is so important to aid recovery.
Thank you again!
If you’d like to support staff and patients at the RD&E, please consider donating to our #HelpUsHelpYou appeal which supports the wellbeing of staff and helps us to provide items like this for our patients.