Erskine is thrilled to share the news that we have received a grant of £10,000 from The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity to help us purchase thermal imaging equipment for our four Homes and our Activities Centre in response to COVID-19.
There have been no cases of COVID-19 at Erskine for several months. However, we must remain cautious for the safety of all our Veterans and staff as Scotland’s lockdown restrictions continue to be lifted. The thermal imaging system is calibrated to detect small temperature increases in people entering our buildings. We can ensure that those with a raised temperature do not enter, reducing the possible risk of COVID-19 transmission. This is hugely important as we begin to welcome visitors to our Homes again and start to re-open our Activities Centre. The equipment will also have significant long-term benefits for infection control at Erskine as it will help us detect any future variants of coronavirus, norovirus or seasonal flu.
Erskine is pleased to have benefited from outstanding support from The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity over the past ten years. We would like to thank the RNRMC again for their two generous grants in 2020. Erskine can only provide the highest standard of care and support for Royal Navy and Royal Marines Veterans at this challenging time thanks to our generous supporters.
Erskine’s Director of Care, Derek Barron: “We are extremely grateful to The Royal Navy and Marines Charity and Greenwich Hospital for their latest generous donation. This £10,000 grant will greatly benefit Royal Navy and Royal Marines Veterans at Erskine’s Homes and our Activities Centre in Bishopton. The installation of thermal imaging cameras will enable us to identify any staff and visitors entering our buildings who have a raised temperature, significantly aiding us in our attempts to control COVID-19 and other seasonal viruses. This will help Erskine to continue delivering the expert care and support that Scotland’s Veterans truly deserve, even more so at this challenging time.”
The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity is the principal charity of the Royal Navy, supporting sailors, marines and their families for life. Since 2007, with its funding partner Greenwich Hospital, the RNRMC has distributed millions of pounds annually to military charities which care for the children, families and Veterans of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines. To find out more, please visit www.rnrmc.org.uk