Staff at Kingston Hospital made a video detailing all the ways the borough community had come out to support them at the height of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic to say thank you.

The video collected testimonies from frontline NHS staffers at the hospital from nurses to physiotherapists to managers, and underlined the depth of support received by the hospital from people in the wider Kingston community.

"Thank you for all of the wonderful food deliveries. From hot meals to fresh fruit and vegetables, your support has really kept us going," Rey Ocampo from the Hospital's A and E department said.

"Thank you for all the delicious cakes you've baked for us, for all the toiletries and other donations...they put a smile on our faces and we were delighted to receive them," Hospital Manager Breezy Brown added.

As the Surrey Comet previously reported, a host of culinary businesses and individual cooks and bakers donated hundreds of meals to Kingston Hospital during the height of the pandemic in April and May.

Others meanwhile started fundraisers, many with physical challenges, for donations to the hospital's charity.

Matron Becky Slater described how the some the donations had been used:

"Thank you to everyone whose fundraised to make a donation to the Kingston Hospital charity.

"Some of the donations have funding new showers which have been so helpful... you've made a real difference to to our working lives," she said.

Meanwhile, with widespread shortages of PPE reported in the UK at the height of coronavirus so far, community members in Kingston pitched in with sourcing and even making garments and additional items so that frontline workers at the hospital stayed safe.

James Smith, physiotherapist in the ICU, said:

"Thank you to everyone who made and donated scrubs and PPE. We really appreciated it when we needed it most."

Elsewhere at the hospital, two new rest areas for staff working across the hospital have been built, and enhanced pschological support for staff who need it is now available.

Covid-19 coronavirus remains present throughout the UK population and the threat from the virus has not gone away.

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