A UKRAINIAN doctor has teamed up with The Droitwich Spa Hospital and operator Circle Health Group to deliver 110tonnes of medical supplies to help people in his home country.
Sergey Tadtayev is currently practising in the UK and has worked with the Ukrainian doctors’ union – the Ukraine Medical Association – and the British Red Cross to identify the needs of war hit hospitals at the request of practitioners in the war-hit nation.
Sergey worked with Circle Health Group colleagues to gather 10 truck loads of supplies, including 200 pallets of kit and medical aid from Circle’s 53 hospital national network.
The supplies include ventilators, walking frames, respiratory masks, scrubs, bandages, wound kits and operating tables.
These supplies were stockpiled and delivered directly to five hospitals across Ukraine, which then distributes a portion to local community hospitals.
Volunteer haulers from the UK, Poland and Ukraine have made the journey every week since March 15, with the latest delivery containing £185,000 worth of medical equipment.
Hospital staff at Droitwich Spa have also collected and donated 100 parcels of food, toiletries bedding and warm clothes.
Theatre team lead Renata Gorna-Zahra coordinated the hospital’s effort by bringing staff donations together with contributions from St Joseph’s Primary School.
So far a total of £1.4million in supplies have been donated with large contributions from groups including Rocialle Healthcare, GBUK Group and Intersurgical.
Dr Sergey Tadtayev said: “My heart breaks for my fellow doctors back home who are fighting heroically to care for the sick and wounded – even as the bombs continue to fall.
“Hospitals are struggling to get basic supplies because transport and manufacturing have been so badly disrupted, so I knew I had to do something to help.
“Circle Health Group has been moving heaven and earth to get help to those who really need it on the frontline, and I am humbled by the solidarity and support for my homeland.”