Luxury tour operator Connectia has collaborated with one of their China-based corporate partners to donate 8,000 protective face masks to St. Peter’s Hospital in Woking. The donation comes days after the hospital introduced new measure requiring everyone in the hospital to wear a face covering to keep visitors, patients and staff safe.
Alex Williams, Head of Procurement at St. Peter’s Hospital said, “Thank you very much to Connectia for their very generous donation. The masks that we have been given will be going to our frontline workers. The latest Government guidance means that everybody in the hospital must wear a mask, so having these additional masks allows us to let in more visitors and bring in more staff, particular volunteer and support staff who are so important to the running of our hospital. We are very grateful indeed!”
Dimitris Morochartzis, Director at Connectia said, “We are delighted today to be able to make this contribution to St. Peter’s Hospital and show our support to our local community, the wonderful doctors, nurses and healthcare workers who have helped all of us stay safe during the pandemic.
“During these challenging times, the UK’s medical and healthcare workers have found themselves navigating unchartered waters and being overwhelmed by the scale of the pandemic. However, they have kept going tirelessly, putting their health and lives at risk in order to make sure others are well cared for.
“We owe a huge debt of gratitude to the NHS, so we wanted to make this donation to demonstrate our appreciation for their selflessness, brilliant work, and commitment to their service.”