Kingston Hospital Charity are appealing for help from the public to boost hospital staff's wellbeing as they work to tackle the Covid-19 coronavirus.

A statement a spokesperson for the charity said that the appeal "aims to boost morale at the hospital by providing a way for members of the public to share their messages of support for staff working around the clock to care for patients" as well as money.

As such the website through which people can donate money also has space for the supporters to leave messages for NHS and support workers at the hospital.

Interim Head of Kingston Hospital Charity, Rob Aldous said: "We are very grateful to members of the local community and local businesses who have already made such generous donations and offers of support to staff here at Kingston Hospital.

"We know that people are thinking about Kingston Hospital and particularly our frontline staff at this challenging time and as a charity, we are committed to supporting our staff, to ensure they can continue to provide the best possible care for patients.

"If local residents feel they are in a position to make a contribution to the appeal, we would be very grateful for their support.

“All money raised will go directly to staff at the hospital, to support their mental health and wellbeing at this challenging time.

"We are working closely with staff to find out how they would like to be supported and to ensure the money is directed to the areas of greatest need.

"If members of the public would like to leave messages of support when making a donation, we will be sharing these with staff to remind them just how much people across our community appreciate their extraordinary efforts during the Coronavirus outbreak."

If you would like to support Kingston Hospital’s staff during the COVID-19 outbreak, you can make a donation and leave a message at