Nurse from Bury working on Covid-19 isolation ward raises over £50,000 for patients

A nurse from Bury has helped raise more than £50,000 to buy iPads for hospitals, so patients can speak with their loved ones while they're on Covid 19 wards.

Leona Harris works on the isolation ward at Fairfield General Hospital and has witnessed the difficulties patients face to stay in touch with their families.

The campaign has the support of Leona’s husband Nick, who coordinated the fundraising efforts of law firm Simpson Millar, where he works. His colleagues helped raise in excess of £27,000 within a matter of days which has been donated directly to the cause.

The money raised from the 'Stay Together' campaign so far has meant that 70 iPads have been donated to hospitals.

Zoe Muldoon spoke to Leona and started by asking her how it all began and how important it is for the morale of patients to speak to their loved ones.

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