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Ward benefits from COVID fund donations

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in Charity, News on 9th June, 2020

Our charity COVID fund has been able to support patients on Belvedere Ward at Franklyn Hospital in Exeter, at a time when visiting has severely restricted due to COVID-19.

Vicky Shorters, Ward Manager said: "Many of our patients are not able to retain information about the crisis and do not understand why they cannot see their loved ones, which can impact on their levels of distress. We have also struggled with patients getting access to items that families, or friends may bring into the ward such as toiletries or luxury items.

As a ward we were keen to support wellbeing by arranging pamper sessions when patients can have manicures, hand massages and be involved in other therapeutic activities. Alongside that we were keen to make sure that all patients had access to toiletries to further promote their wellbeing and self-image.
The charitable funds money has enabled us to order a wide variety of pamper items such as luxury soaps, lip balms, body sprays, hand creams, manicure items – emery boards, cuticle oil, nail polish, manicure pots and hand massage calming oil.
We have also received some amazing plants courtesy of New Leaf and have spent time with patients planting and reminiscing about plants and gardening."

If you would like to find out more about our charity, contact Daniel Robson, Head of Charity Fundraising at