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NHS 70: Supermarket gives £25,000 to hospital for dementia support system

PUBLISHED: 17:11 05 July 2018

Asda staff donating £25,000 to Queen's Hospital Picture: Doug Blanks

Asda staff donating £25,000 to Queen's Hospital Picture: Doug Blanks

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Supermarket staff helped to mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS by donating £25,000 to a hospital.

Staff with one of the Rita devices Picture: Doug BlanksStaff with one of the Rita devices Picture: Doug Blanks

Employees at the Chadwell Heath branch of Asda visited Queen’s Hospital, Romford, to host a tea party for staff and patients.

And as well as the fun, games and food, community champion Robyn Parsons and her colleagues also presented a £25,000 cheque to the King George and Queen’s Hospital Charity.

The money will be used to provide a Rita system on the dementia ward.

The system, which stands for reminiscence interactive therapy activities, will help patients by showing them personal photos and films they may connect with.

Robyn said: “It has been an amazing experience to work alongside Queen’s in the application of the grant, and knowing it is going to make a huge difference to so many patients in the hospital is incredible.

“We were delighted to join in with celebrations as the NHS turns 70 and it will be such a rewarding experience to see the devices in action within the hospital.”

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