ID Medical

Santa helps ID Medical deliver joy to Milton Keynes children’s ward

Press Release   •   Dec 22, 2015 10:44 GMT

As a lead supporting member of ‘Team Leo’ in partnership with Milton Keynes University Hospital, ID Medical participated in Milton Keynes Hospital Charity’s annual Christmas Jumper day on Friday 11th December and raised £550.39 for Leo’s Appeal. Recognising that support goes much further than donations, especially at this time of year, the UK’s leading medical recruiter shared its festive spirit and asked staff to donate toys, teddies, and books to the children’s ward to ensure they have something to smile about this Christmas.

On Monday 21st December, in the week leading up to Christmas, ID Medical staff, along with Santa Claus, brought festive joy to the hospital to personally deliver sacks full of goodies to every child on the ward. The branded sacks were kindly donated by TKing Associates for ID Medical staff to fill. 

Jenny Howells, Corporate Fundraiser at Milton Keynes Hospital Charity, comments on the company’s support: “I am absolutely delighted that our long standing supporter ID Medical is helping to spread a bit of Christmas joy over the festive season with a wonderful donation of toys! These will help to make a big difference to our young patients and their families who will be staying on the ward at the time of the year. I am really grateful for this generous donation and I know everyone on our children’s ward will be extremely pleased.”

The aim of Leo’s Appeal is to raise £200,000 to enhance children’s care services at Milton Keynes Hospital and ensure that every child admitted to the hospital receives the best care possible. Along with its lion mascot Leo, the Charity encourages the Milton Keynes community to help the hospital go above and beyond for local children and their families.

Caryn Cooper, head of marketing at ID Medical, comments on the company’s CSR efforts in 2015: “ID Medical’s support for Leo’s Appeal was the beginning of the company’s social brand evolution in September 2013 when we initiated a cause-related campaign for our local client and its charity, and it has since organically evolved and continues to do so.

“In our business processes and CSR strategy, patient care is always our ultimate aim. It’s so fulfilling to know that our long-standing partnership with Milton Keynes Hospital Charity continues to give us the opportunity to help patients directly.

“We are fully integrated with the Trust in the raising of funds for ‘Leo’s Appeal’ and our staff have completely got behind our ongoing activities to successfully align the company with a related and local cause, which goes beyond raising funds. The true value received from ongoing CSR and corporate giving activities with our key clients is the social good will, positively impacting so many people beyond our NHS clients and extending support to the wider community.

“We look forward to extending our support to Milton Keynes Hospital, its charity and our clients across the UK in 2016. The New Year is going to see our support grow even further as we ensure all business processes are integrated with our CSR strategy for the year.”

Photos from the hospital visit can be found on ID Medical's Facebook page and you can view the company's CSR calendar for 2016 here.

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 3 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.

For more information please visit our website at www.id-medical.com, view our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @IDMedical.

For further information on ID Medical please contact:

Caryn Cooper

head of marketing

ID MEDICAL - ID House - 1 Mill Square - Wolverton Mill South - Milton Keynes - MK12 5ZD

t: +44 (0) 1908 555 498 f: +44 (0)1908 552 825

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