Five hospitals have launched a website that will enable medical items to be donated to those on the frontline in Ukraine.

The hospitals involved are Hendon Hospital, along with Kings Oak and Cavell Hospitals in Enfield, Bishops Wood Hospital in Northwood, and London Independent Hospital in Stepney Green which are all part of the Circle Health Group.

People are being invited to visit the new website and purchase items that will then be packaged and dispatched to the war-torn country.

Medical supplies needed in Ukraine include ventilators, crutches, walking frames, respiratory masks, scrubs, bandages and wound kits.

The gift list website was launched in response to requests from patients and members of the public across Circle’s network of 53 UK hospitals for a way in which they could help give aid.

The Circle Health Group has already been delivering around 200 tonnes of urgent medical goods to a group of Ukrainian hospitals in collaboration with the Ukrainian doctors’ union and the British Red Cross.

Paolo Pieri, chief executive of Circle Health Group, said: "War can fade from the headlines quickly, but the reality for doctors and nurses and their patients in hospitals across Ukraine remains desperate.

"Urgent supplies are running short and months of war is taking a heavy toll on morale. As a fellow European hospital operator, we feel a moral obligation to help.

"We know the British public have taken the plight of Ukraine to heart, and we are appealing to them to help us make sure these hospitals have the kit and supplies they need."

The website to buy and donate medical supplies can be found here.