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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