On 9th July 2021 Staff at the League of Friends Café at Cannock Chase Hospital were presented with an “Outpouring of Thanks Award” by The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust in recognition of their exceptional contribution throughout the pandemic.
During the pandemic, despite seeing a reduction in footfall at Cannock Chase Hospital closing the cafe would have been the easier option, however the League of Friends Board of Trustees approached the hospital to request how else they could support them. The cafe was turned into a Mini Convenience Shop, where hospital staff could get the items they found hard to come by during the lockdown, which was greatly appreciated by the hospital staff. The cafe changed its operating procedures, with a collection and delivery service implemented meaning staff unable to leave their areas for periods of time, were still able to receive hot food from the Cafe.
Pictured from left to right, Yvonne Tennant, Del Foulger, Lucy Amos and Tracey Andrews.