Statement from Milton Keynes Hospital Charity on COVID-19

Vanessa Holmes | Mar 2020

In light of the ongoing concerns about the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, we’re advising you to keep any plans you have for fundraising events and activities under review – as we are doing with events of our own.

We appreciate that many fundraising activities take place outside of the home, so recommend following government guidelines when choosing to organise or carry out fundraising activities.

If you do have concerns about an imminent event in aid of Milton Keynes Hospital Charity, then please contact the fundraising team on fundraising@mkuh.nhs.uk to discuss what you should do, and keep us informed.

If you’re still in the planning stage for your event, please consider how you might cancel or postpone the event if it becomes necessary. Review your event’s cancellation policy before committing to any contracts, and ensure you review your refund policy for tickets, too.

Visits and cheque presentations to the hospital

Being based at the hospital, obviously we wish to protect the wellbeing of patients and hospital staff.

Therefore, we’ll be cancelling and/or moving to another location all non-essential visits to clinical areas, including cheque presentations, until further notice. Should this affect you, the fundraising team will be contacting you shortly.

Stalls taking place at the hospital

For members of the public holding stalls taking place in the hospital’s main entrance or restaurant, these have been cancelled until further notice.

We are closely monitoring the situation and are reviewing all our forthcoming events and fundraising activities in line with the Government’s advice, as it emerges.

Do get in touch with us if you have any queries or concerns.

You can find the latest information and advice from Public Health England at www.gov.uk/coronavirus.

You can also visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

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