FedEx Express has donated 300 units in IT equipment to help support the Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust.
The company donated 150 webcams and 150 headsets as part of its FedEx Cares Programme and its ongoing commitment to giving back to the communities where team members live and work.
FedEx says nurses at the foundation trust have been using video technology to enable virtual visiting, to allow patients to keep in touch with family and loved ones, whilst adhering to social distancing guidelines.
Trevor Hoyle, senior vice president of ground operations at FedEx Express Europe, said: “FedEx is committed to supporting the local community, and we’d like to thank the Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, and everyone involved for all their hard work during this challenging time.
“Our FedEx Cares Programme goal is simple: to positively impact 50 million people around the world by our 50th anniversary in 2023. It is our way of giving back to the communities where our team members live and work, and today marks another step forward in achieving this goal.”
The Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust has had to adapt its traditional ways of working during the COVID-19 pandemic, where information and communications technology have become crucial.
FedEx says that it’s continued to support the global community through its network to keep commerce and aid moving from the delivery of personal protective equipment (PPE) and critical supplies.
It also says that through its global community engagement program, FedEx Cares, FedEx has increased its support to local communities by providing in-kind shipping, volunteering, and charitable giving.
Working on the frontline in the Covid-19 pandemic – read about the experience of fleet managers and key workers, who have stepped up during the height of the pandemic to save lives and keep the country running, in the May digital edition of Fleet News.