Independent healthcare providers from across the country have now donated over one million medical supplies to support the effort in Ukraine.
Working in partnership with the Embassy of Ukraine in the UK, the Independent Healthcare Providers Network (IHPN) has supported nine of its members in delivering a range of medical supplies to areas in Ukraine where help is most needed.
The donations – which have been transported to Ukraine via ambulances and lorries with the support of the Ukrainian Action NGO and logistics company Flexport – include items specifically requested by the Embassy of Ukraine in the UK based on the needs of the government authorities of Ukraine. These include anaesthetic machines, defibrillators, blood pressure, pumps as well as other vital medical supplies including swabs, dressings, masks, syringes.
The nine IHPN members who donated supplies include Alliance Medical, Fortius, Horder Healthcare, Nuffield Health, Partnering Health Limited, Practice Plus Group, Ramsay Health Care, Spire Healthcare, Sciensus, and The London Clinic. In addition, many other independent healthcare providers have also donated money and medical supplies and support to Ukraine through other routes.
Danielle Henry, Assistant Director at the Independent Healthcare Providers Network (IHPN), said:
“In light of the devastating situation in Ukraine, IHPN have been proud to work with the Embassy of Ukraine in the UK and other NGOs to play our part in supporting the region and ensure urgently needed medical supplies can get to those in need.
“IHPN would like to thank all our members who have donated so generously and we will continue to work with Embassy of Ukraine in the UK to offer further practical support and humanitarian assistance where we can.”
Caroline Smith, Chief Quality & Operating Officer at Nuffield Health, said:
“The ongoing humanitarian crisis in the Ukraine is very distressing. As a charity, we’re pleased to be playing our part in supporting the Embassy of Ukraine in the UK with medical equipment and supplies for those in need. Our people in our fitness and wellbeing sites and hospitals are also independently raising money and providing practical support for Ukrainian families who are living in the UK. We are committed to working closely with the IHPN to provide support to the Embassy of Ukraine as the crisis continues.”
John Forrest, Chief Operating Officer at Spire Healthcare, said:
“Spire is proud to be working with the Embassy of Ukraine, IHPN and other independent healthcare providers to support the people of Ukraine, by donating much-needed medical equipment. This is in addition to our corporate fund raising activities where as an organisation we’re matching funds raised by colleagues, with all monies going towards the British Red Cross Ukraine Appeal.”
Luis Pedro, Operations Director, The London Clinic, said:
“The London Clinic was hugely saddened by the ongoing crisis in Ukraine and our community wanted to help in any way that we could. Working with the IHPN, we resolved to get medical supplies into the areas that need them, and to help healthcare personnel with the equipment to carry out their vital work. We are proud to have reached the milestone of getting one million supplies into the region, but more still can be done and we remain committed to supporting the people of Ukraine.”
Nicola Aspinall, Chief Operating Officer, Fortius Clinic, said:
“Fortius Clinic is proud to support the Embassy of Ukraine by donating essential medical supplies, which we hope will make a difference to those who very much need it during this difficult time.”
Ross Brand, CEO, PHL Group, said:
“Contributing over 1m medical supplies, with other IHPN members, shows the power of people coming together for the good of others. No one should have to experience the devastation of war and by donating supplies we hope to show our solidarity and support with the people of Ukraine.”
- More information on Ukrainian action can be found here