Thank you for everything SWBH respiratory team

by City and Sandwell Respiratory Team in Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

Thank you for everything SWBH respiratory team

£3,075

raised in 82 days

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We want to say a huge thank you to the respiratory team at SWBH who have tirelessly and thanklessly worked with the sickest covid patients

by City and Sandwell Respiratory Team in Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Any money that is extra we will channel directly back into the respiratory hub to improve the working conditions for our staff eg better break facilities, and to improve the experience of patients 


Few people truly understand what happened on the respiratory wards at our hospital and the trauma that our staff have been through and yet to fully process. Our team have tirelessly cared for covid patients who are not well enough for intensive care, and therefore not on a ventilator but instead dependant on oxygen and a tight fitting mask (cpap). On a daily basis this team were having to deal with patients often in their 50s or younger dying from covid, having to withdraw ventilation whilst asking if they had any last words. These are staff who previously often worked in outpatient departments, but for the past 15 months have been giving their all in the face of one of our own sadly losing her life too. The trauma went on for months, and they have always turned up and gave all they could. Now the morale and energy is desperately low. They have not been given any financial recognition from the government as of yet, and have to thanklessly carry on now with the backlog. They are truly a heroic bunch of people who we now want to say thank you not by claps or a box of chocolates, but by having a real celebration to boost their wellbeing and let them know we have not forgotten. 

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