The Denise Coates Foundation, a charity set up by Bet365’s CEO Denise Coates, has awarded a £10m grant to a regional UK National Health Service (NHS) charity. The Royal Stoke Hospital and County Hospital in Stafford will use the donation to enhance patient care and increase staff support.
“As a result of COVID-19, we have rapidly established new ways of working, but in some circumstances are lacking the technology to do this in the most effective way.” UHNM Chief Executive, Tracy Bullock commented. She also added how this investment will help fund schemes and provide the latest technologies for more efficient communication between clinicians and patients.
Denise Coates, who serves as a trustee of the Foundation, explained how we have all witnessed horrors of COVID-19 pandemic, so she decided to do something: “I, and the other trustees, felt we had to step forward and approach the UHNM to see what we could do to help. We are sure that the funding which the Foundation provides will make a huge difference to the hospital.”
In the light of the pandemic, Bet365 guaranteed that there will be no layoffs and ensured payment for its employees for at least the next five months.