Yorkshire Freemasons provide tablets to Hospitals and Care Homes

An initiative by the governing body of Freemasons in this country, the United Grand Lodge of England, has provided 1200 tablets to help people who are isolated in hospitals and care homes to keep in touch with their families.

During the current crisis, NHS hospitals have been forced to limit visits to patients in an attempt to control infections. Some of those suffering from the virus can be in intensive care for two to three weeks or more, with one-to-one visits only being allowed for terminally ill patients.
This has led hospitals to try to find a way to help patients communicate with their families during this difficult time.

The Freemasons of Yorkshire North and East Ridings have risen to the challenge and distributed fifty tablets throughout their area.

Dr David Staples, CEO of the United Grand Lodge of England, said:
“At this time of national crisis we will work together – within our local communities – to provide charity and support to those in need, as we have done for the last 300 years. To ensure what we do is both effective and targeted, we have – for the first time in our history – coordinated our activity on a national level though the newly formed Covid-19 Response Group.
“Our 200,000 members have united to make a significant difference to the lives of people in these very stressful circumstances.”

All the donated devices will continue to be used by the hospitals and care homes after the Coronavirus crisis is over.

Michelle Worvell, Director of Communications and Marketing
Freemasons’ Hall, 60 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5AZ
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7395 9290 Mobile: +44 (0)7538 512 669 Email: mworvell@ugle.org.uk
www.ugle.org.uk @UGLE_GrandLodge UnitedGrandLodgeofEngland



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Bluebell Care Home Boothferry Road Hessle 1

Friarage Hospital Northallerton 6

The Millings Residential Care Home, North End,  Bedale. 1

Bedale Grange Care home, Firby Road, Bedale. 1

Greenwell House, Wycar, Bedale 1

Leeming Garth Care Home, Leeming Lane, Leeming Bar, 1

Avery Health  Care home, Leeming Bar, Northallerton. 1

St Cecilia’s Care Home Group Scarboro and Filey district 5

Woldhaven Care Home Burnby Lane Pocklington
New House Care Home Mill Lane Beverley
Dove House Hospice Hull 5

Hull Royal Infirmary 3
Castle Hill Hospital 2

Levick Court Cambridge Road Middlesbrough LA Care Home 1

Meadowgate LA Care Home Eston Redcar and Cleveland 2

East Cleveland Hospital Brotton 1

James Cook Hospital Middlesbrough 5
York Distirct Hospital 4
St Leonards Hospice York 2 Teesside Hospice 2
Rose Villa Care Home Beverley Road Hull 1 ( by post )

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