The campaign has been met with criticism online with many suggesting the money could be better spent.
A hospital charity is campaigning to “feed a nurse working Christmas Day”.
Leeds Hospitals Charity launched a series of campaigns this month to raise donations for the Hospital patients and staff.
According to the charity a donation of £11 “can pay for a delicious festive meal for a nurse working on Christmas Day”. Other suggestions include £240 for a tablet computer and £5,500 for “COVID-safe” Christmas decorations for wards.
The campaign has been met with criticism online with many suggesting the money could be better spent on the homeless or migrants who have little access to luxuries.
We haven’t asked for this.
One nurse on social media said; “What message does this send to the public that nurses are asking for charity to buy our Christmas dinner.
“We haven’t asked for this at all. If we really have to ask, why can’t we ask people to help fund counselling or well-being support instead?”
Another suggested opening up the trust’s warm kitchen and dining room up to those without a family to celebrate Christmas with or are homeless.
Comments from the general public suggested that £11 could feed multiple NHS staff so questioned how efficiently the funds were being spent.
Complete respect for staff.
Responding to criticism on social media, the charity responded; “we’re sorry if the wording of the article has caused any offence, this of course was not our intention.
“Please rest assured that our charity has complete and utter respect for all staff working at Leeds Teaching Hospitals and the incredible job they all do.
“As a charity, we work to provide the special extras to support NHS staff and patients, which in this case is a Christmas dinner for any staff working away from their families.”