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ID Medical funds equipment for local hospital to support patients’ families

Press Release   •   Jan 13, 2016 10:04 GMT

Understanding the requirement of medical support in its community, ID Medical, the UK’s leading medical staff recruiter, visited Milton Keynes University Hospital on Tuesday 12th January to present a cheque for £7944.53, the amount the company’s staff personally raised for Leo’s Appeal. With these funds, ID Medical purchased a chair bed for the Children’s ward so parents can remain with their sick child.

Leo’s Appeal, launched by Milton Keynes Hospital Charity in September 2013, set out to raise £200,000 to enhance the experience of children and families visiting Milton Keynes Hospital. To date there is just £70,000 left to raise! Along with its mascot Leo the Lion, the charity encourages the Milton Keynes community to help the hospital go above and beyond for local children and their families.

David Newton, director at ID Medical comments,“Milton Keynes Hospital Charity does a phenomenal job of fundraising to enable wards and departments to enhance what the NHS provides; funding tangible items such as comfort items and state of the art equipment. CSR is at the heart of everything ID Medical does, and over the years it has played an increasingly important part in not only our business strategies, but the way we engage with our candidates and clients on a daily basis. We focus on sharing our expertise, skills and resources to make a positive impact on the wider community and quality of life within society.

“In 2016, we’re looking forward to further supporting Milton Keynes Hospital Charity and funding more vital equipment for the children’s ward, as well as supporting cancer services. It’s not until you get put in the situation that you truly value the small things and recognise the difference fundraising truly makes.”

Jenny Howells, Corporate Fundraiser at Milton Keynes Hospital Charity expresses her appreciation for the company’s ongoing support, “We are absolutely delighted that ID Medical has been supporting Leo’s Appeal over the last couple of years and the chair bed which they have funded has made a real difference to our young patients and their families. These beds are so important because they allow parents to stay overnight with their child more comfortably.”

View ID Medical’s YouTube page to see ways in which the company has fundraised for Milton Keynes Hospital Charity since 2013.

About Milton Keynes Hospital Charity

The Milton Keynes Hospital Charity raises money to fund projects at Milton Keynes Hospital that are outside the scope of the NHS. Last year the charity raised more than £380,000. Fundraising makes a huge difference to the many wards and departments needing equipment and other items, and has helped change the lives of thousands of patients and their families. 

About ID Medical

Award-winning, multi-discipline healthcare recruiter ID Medical was formed in 2002 and is a superior quality supplier of locum doctors, nurses, allied health professionals and clerical staff to over 90% of NHS hospitals and private medical sector organisations.

From its headquarters in Milton Keynes as well as its central London office, ID Medical provides practical, cost-effective and innovative workforce solutions, supplying more than 5 million hours to the NHS per annum. Crown Commercial Service (CCS), HealthTrust Europe (HTE) and London Procurement Partnership (LPP) framework approved, ID Medical supplies medical staff into over 38,000 available shifts per month in hospitals nationwide.

Within each of its professional divisions, the workforce solutions provider has dedicated client and candidate teams covering the multitude of medical specialties and roles to ensure every valued customer receives its premier level service, ultimately ensuring patients are always put first. Further to this, ID Medical School was launched in 2014 to offer candidates Continuing Professional Development accredited courses and workshops to enhance their medical careers.

Since its foundation, the company has earned itself industry-wide accreditation and success with an amounting collection of accolades. These include the Recruiter FAST 50, Real Business Hot 100, Recruitment International Top 250 and The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100. Most notably, through an abiding focus on employee satisfaction, ID Medical was crowned Recruitment International’s ‘Best Recruitment Company to Work for 2013’ and made its debut in The Sunday Times Best Companies to Work for 2014 at list position 33. ID Medical is delighted that for the second year running it features in The Sunday Times Best Companies to Work for 2015.

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Caryn Cooper

head of marketing

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