Grateful patient gives back
29 October 2020
One of the first patients to be admitted to Barnet Hospitalâ€™s ICU with Covid-19, on 20 March, was so grateful to make a good recovery that he and his wife made a donation of more than ÂŁ3k to the unit.
That donation has been turned into a communication tool that will help the families of other patients in future.
Gary was at BH for about three months, seven weeks of which he was in intensive care. â€śThe care I had here was absolutely exemplary. All of the staff here have been amazing â€“ the specialists, the doctors, the nurses, the physiotherapists and of course the unsung heroes, people like the cleaners and the care assistants were absolutely marvellous.â€ť
The donation from Gary and his wife Jenni has enabled the unit to buy a patient and relative communication tool â€“ information â€śwallpaperâ€ť or very large posters – that give an understanding of the equipment being used to support the patient.
You can hear at first hand why Gary wanted to give something in this video.