The Royal Stoke University and County Hospital has been awarded a massive £10m grant from the Denise Coates Foundation, which was setup by bet365 owner of the same name, Denise Coates. The Denise Coates Foundation was created back in 2012 by Coates, who according to Forbes magazine is worth an estimated $12bn.
University Hospitals of North Midlands accepted the grant on behalf of the Royal Stoke University and County Hospital, with their Chief Executive Officer, Tracy Bullock, commenting on the donation, said: “We are extremely grateful to the Denise Coates Foundation for this significant grant to support our staff and patients during Covid-19 and beyond.”
“As a result of Covid we have rapidly established new ways of working but in some circumstances are lacking the technology to do this in the most effective way. This investment will help fund schemes and provide latest technology to improve communications between clinicians; between clinicians and patients and between patients and their families.”
“Covid-19 is also affecting our local communities and this significant investment will also be used for initiatives with our partners in the community, mental health and social care to support them to support us.”
“Thanks to the Denise Coates Foundation, we will be able to prioritise the well-being of our staff at a time when they are working harder than ever before in extremely challenging circumstances and enhance and improve the care and experience of our patients and their families.”
“We are also delighted that plans to redevelop our Cancer Centre can be brought forward and will have a legacy far beyond Covid-19 to protect our vulnerable cancer patients and for this we offer our deepest and sincerest thanks.”