Prime Recognition for Frontline Staff At Luton & Dunstable Hospital

The Amazon team at Dunstable have been keeping the team at Luton &  Dunstable Hospital stocked with food and toiletries throughout April and May.  Weekly donations of essential goods from the worth more than £4,000, included wish-list items of food, treats and hygiene products. They were delivered to the hospital by Amazon’s Dunstable Delivery Station team.

The Amazon team also treated hospital staff on International Nurses Day 12 May to an additional donation including chocolates, biscuits and sweets to acknowledge the hard work of NHS nurses during the COVID-19 crisis.

The International Nurses Day delivery contained easily wiped drawstring bags for carrying uniforms home from the hospital. The Amazon team learned that nurses were finding cloth bags difficult to wash and maintain and added them to the donation.

The products were donated to Luton and Dunstable Hospital Charity on a weekly basis as part of the “Amazon in the Community” programme, whereby the company supports the communities around its operating locations across the UK.

Edmon Yohannes, General Manager at Amazon in Dunstable, said: “The team at Luton and Dunstable hospital is doing vital work in our community to help those most in need as a result of COVID-19 and we wanted to support their efforts with this donation. The services offered by the NHS have never been more important and I’d like to thank them for everything they’re doing for our community during these challenging times.”

Bianca-lee John, Community Fundraiser, Luton and Dunstable Hospital, added: “We are humbled to receive such incredible support from our friends at Amazon in Dunstable. Their weekly donations of essential items have really lifted the spirits of the team here. It has been great to see the community come together at this time, and we can’t thank Edmon and the rest of the Amazon team enough for their logistical brilliance.”

Community donations is one of a number of ways in which Amazon is supporting communities across the UK during COVID-19.

Amazon have joined a coalition of companies, universities, and research institutions to boost testing capacity for COVID-19. Amazon’s logistics network, along with Royal Mail, will deliver test kits to critical workers and diagnostic sites set up around the UK.

Amazon is also providing free online STEM resources to students in lower-income communities to enable learning to continue during school closures and is working with charity partner Magic Breakfast to ensure they can continue to provide free breakfast provisions to children in disadvantaged areas.

For more information on how Amazon is supporting the UK during COVID-19, click here

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