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Dartford hospital overwhelmed by support from community

Darent Valley Hospital (DVH) staff say they are “in awe” of the community and support they have been given during the Covid-19 crisis.

With NHS staff working incredibly long hours and devoting their lives to the care of those suffering with Covid-19 and other illnesses, it’s the small things that are making a difference.

The Facebook page set up for the hospital made a post on Monday to express their gratitude to local people. The good deeds included donations of hot lunches for staff, body shops hand creams and uniform bags and headbands for staff.

As well as this, there are plenty of other local heroes doing their bit to support the NHS.

Tara Biggs, a childminder from Gravesend, set up a Go Fund Me page in which she raised £4,224 towards helping to feed the NHS workers.

Mrs Biggs said: “The staff are so overwhelmed and so appreciative of the community pulling together and helping all key workers throughout this awful time.”

The staff at DVH said the pizzas were kindly brought in and enjoyed by the ITU, palm ward, beech, linden, chestnut, porters, security and delivery suite and the midwifery wards.

Mrs Biggs has also delivered foods and appreciation tokens to various other hospitals and care staff across Kent.