The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn (QEH) has unveiled an interactive ‘Tap to Donate’ donation wall, making it easier for people to make donations to the Trust’s Charitable Fund.
The wall, which is situated in the main entrance of the hospital, has a contactless donation box facility offering people the opportunity to make a £3 donation. The device takes payments from debit cards, credit cards, Apple Pay (iPhones) and Google Pay (Android phones) when tapped against it.
The area also promotes the Charitable Fund’s important contribution to improving patient experience at QEH which includes funding vital equipment, enhanced facilities, staff development and experience, and education and research.
The device, which has been installed to be accessible for wheelchair users, is easier to manage than a physical collection box, with money going straight to the Trust’s JustGiving account and removing the need to bank the money.
With people carrying less cash and using fewer cheques, particularly since the COVID-19 pandemic, many charities have introduced contactless devices to continue raising money.
The Trust’s Charitable Fund supports many much-needed developments for patients and their families. Among the projects which have benefited from its support are the Cancer Wellbeing and Support Centre which opened in July, and a new Maternity Bereavement Suite which is due to open this Winter.
Professor Steve Barnett, Chairman at QEH, said: “We are delighted to unveil our Tap to Donate wall which utilises contactless technology to make it easier for people to donate to the Trust’s Charitable Fund. With the support of our community, the money raised will enable us to keep delivering projects and services which will further improve patient experience at QEH.”
For further information please contact Sophie Goodwin, Communications and Engagement Manager, CommunicatiosQEH@qehkl.nhs.uk or 01553 613216.