University Hospitals Birmingham receives £182,000 from Sir Tom Moore's fundraising efforts

Captain Tom Moore is to be knighted for his fundraising efforts. Credit: Mod/PA Images

University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB) has received £182,000 thanks to the fundraising efforts of Sir Tom Moore.

The centenarian raised millions for NHS charities by walking laps of his garden 100 times before his 100th birthday.

Now, the £32.8m is being distributed to charities, and will benefit the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Heartlands Hospital, Good Hope Hospital, and Solihull Hospitals.

The hospitals have used the money to buy tablet devices to support patients and provide "virtual visits" from family members while visits are not permitted.

Charity Chief Executive, Mike Hammond praised the efforts of the Second World War veteran and said the funds will also help to provide mental health support for staff.

He said: "We are committed to supporting our staff, and the funds will help us to provide mental health support to our nurses and doctors through mindfulness sessions, and funding new junior doctor wellbeing officers to work across our sites.”

“The funds will help us to do so much for our staff and patients at this difficult time."

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