YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP donates wellbeing care packages to NHS Intensive Care Unit Staff

May 14, 2020

YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP has donated care packages to NHS staff on the front line of the COVID-19 crisis. In total, 2,200 essential items have been gathered for The Intensive Care Society (ICS) by the Group and a number of its brand partners. The items have been compiled into ICS Wellbeing Packages for staff working in Intensive Care Units across four London hospitals: St George’s Hospital, King’s College Hospital, Royal Free Hospital, and The Royal London Hospital.

The ICS Wellbeing Packages initiative aims to support the wellbeing and morale of NHS staff caring for Intensive Care Unit patients affected by COVID-19. YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP has assembled the donation for nurses, trainees, theatre teams, cleaners, porters and operating department practitioners in ICUs.

The donation responds to a call to action for consumer businesses from The Intensive Care Society, a charity and critical care organisation which represents over 3,000 medical, nursing and allied health professionals. The ICS considers staff wellbeing a core priority throughout its COVID-19 response. It launched ICS Wellbeing Packages in early March to ensure that much-needed resources are directly reaching individual Intensive Care Unit team members.

Essential items requested for the initiative and donated by YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP, including toiletries, t-shirts, pyjamas, socks and underwear, have been delivered to the four London hospitals by the Group’s Volunteered Vehicles – its Premier Delivery Service vans which have been supporting charity partners in delivering essentials to local communities.

YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP expresses gratitude to its brand partners at NET-A-PORTER and THE OUTNET who have stepped forward to provide supplies for this donation: CHINTI & PARKER, Commando, JAMES PERSE, MARKUS LUPFER, Virtue, Iles Formula, and WACOAL.

This commitment is part of a broader programme of initiatives by YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP to help its communities around the world. It follows YOOX NET-A-PORTER’s Volunteered Vehicles initiative, in which the Group’s Premier Delivery service fleets support charity partners to deliver essential supplies to vulnerable communities. To date, YOOX NET-A-PORTER’s Volunteered Vehicles have made over 3,300 deliveries of food, essentials and medicines through charities God’s Love We Deliver in New York, the Italian Red Cross in Milan, ImpactHK in Hong Kong, and seven local Age UK charities in London, in addition to supporting the Emergency Designer Network to deliver over 3,000 items of PPE to front-line hospital workers.