// Boots donates over half a million products to support NHS
// This includes 100,000 toiletries, 5000 recuperation packs and other hygiene essentials
Boots has announced plans to donate more than 500,000 products to local NHS Trusts, hospitals, care homes and community groups.
The donations include 100,000 toiletries, 5000 recuperation packs and other hygiene essentials.
The patient recuperation packs are for people who have recently come off ventilators at NHS Nightingale hospitals across the UK.
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In addition to toothbrushes, toothpastes, wipes and deodorants, the packs will include No7 face creams, Botanics face wipes and Soap & Glory hand creams.
NHS hospital staff working on the frontline are also set to be given hygiene essentials.
It comes as Boots opened 10 drive-through Covid-19 testing sites for NHS workers across the UK, having its pharmacy division join the NHS 111 triage service, and hiring 500 new drivers to deliver medicine to vulnerable patients free of charge.
“We want to offer further help at this time of national need and support the efforts of our frontline workers and communities up and down the country,” Boots UK managing director Seb James said.
“It is our hope that providing essential toiletries to those that need them the most will help them feel just a little bit better.”