A local man has teamed up with a company in Stockton to help provide hundreds of bottles of water to staff caring for coronavirus patients.
Jason Storey wanted to do something to make it easier for staff in the critical care unit at the University Hospital of North Tees to drink fluids during challenging shifts.
He contacted his friend Steven Nelson who is a manager at B&M in Portrack and both of them committed to donating a total of 900 bottles of water to the unit at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust.
He said: “I first noticed someone had posted on social media that staff in intensive care units across the country who are wearing personal protective equipment for long periods of time were finding it challenging to drink water regularly.
“I contacted a friend of mine who said his company could match my order for bottled water. We really do not need any thanks, we are just supporting our NHS and want to do something to help.”
Tess Moore, senior clinical matron in collaborative care, said: “We want to thank Jason and B&M for the water, it’s really thoughtful and we really appreciate it.
“Staff are working tirelessly to help patients and are really grateful that people are thinking about them and wanting to come together to help.”