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Leeds Teaching Hospitals launch patient and volunteer support fund

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Leeds Teaching Hospitals has launched a support fund for patients, their relatives and volunteers who may be struggling financially due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The fund is intended to assist (but is not limited to):

  • Bereaved relatives facing immediate financial pressures until their personal financial affairs are sorted eg having weekly bills to meet and no immediate access to bank accounts
  • Patients isolating for 14 days in advance of admission to hospital and suffering income loss, excess cost or other financial hardship as a result
  • Patients, their immediate families or volunteers who have experienced significant household income loss as a result of the pandemic and are struggling with financial obligations
  • Those experiencing significant increases in costs as a direct result of the pandemic, eg increased childcare costs

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