Aesculap Academia, part of B. Braun Medical Ltd. has announced the Healthcare Workers Foundation Charity as their joint charity partner of the year for 2021.

Healthcare Workers’ Foundation (formerly HEROES) is a charity founded by NHS workers, for NHS workers. They exist to support the welfare and wellbeing of those fighting to keep us healthy and safe during the COVID-19 crisis, and beyond.

As charity partner of 2021, it will be at the forefront of Aesculap Academia’s extensive corporate social responsibility programme.

As well as raising money, Aesculap Academia will showcase the work of the charity through their events programme to highlight how they are supporting the health service, especially during the current Coronavirus crisis.

Paul Steel, Managing Director of Aesculap Academia said: “We are absolutely thrilled to announce our support for the Healthcare Workers Foundation Charity.

“We all know that the past year has been exceptionally challenging for the NHS and has tested the service like never before, and those challenges will be felt throughout 2021 and beyond.

Aynsley Pix, Business Development Manager at Aesculap Academia said: “We work closely with the NHS throughout the UK and our team wanted to make sure that we further show our support to them by choosing a charity that covers the physical, mental and day-to-day needs of all NHS heroes.”

Last year, Aesculap Academia donated £1,578 to the Sepsis Trust after naming it as its Charity of the Year for 2020. The funds will enable the charity to continue its life-saving mission to fight sepsis, the ‘hidden killer’ which claims more than 48,000 lives in the UK each year.

Ron Daniels, Founder & Executive Director of The Sepsis Trust said: “We’ve had a fantastic relationship with B. Braun Medical over the last couple of years and we’re thrilled that Aesculap Academia have presented us with these much-needed funds.

“It’s been a really hard year, particularly for the charitable sector, so initiatives like this mean we can carry on delivering good into our community and our NHS.”

The donation from Aesculap Academia follows a series of free training workshops that were aimed at medical professionals to help raise awareness of sepsis; how to reduce the number of infections and how to identify the warning signs.

Aesculap Academia is one of the leading medical education forums for anyone who is professionally committed to people’s health. Aesculap Academia has its roots in the company B. Braun, which has been protecting and improving people’s health for more than 180 years. With their training courses and symposia they help to honour their parent company’s promise of sharing expertise.