With one hospital in London already declaring a critical incident as it reaches its critical care capacity, it will only be a matter of time before other hospitals around the country follow.
As well as trying to cope with the influx of COVID-19 patients, hospital staff are still having to deal with their usual workload, which is exceptionally high at the best of times.
But some kindhearted local businesses are coming forward with ‘random acts of kindness’ to support NHS staff.
A&E staff working at the University Hospital of North Tees had a welcome surprise after a local takeaway dropped off enough free food to keep the department fed for a good duration of their nightshift.
In a post shared in our ‘Emergency Services News | Community‘, a member of the A&E team at UHNT said:
‘Huugggee thanks to Peking Garden Stockton for their kind food delivery to A&E north tees to keep us going through the night shift!’
NHS staff around the country are reporting other acts of kindess as more and more businesses put ‘food bundles’ together for their local hospitals.
TK Maxx sent a food bundle to a local hospital to keep staff fed during a busy shift
At a time when hospital staff are struggling to find the time to eat during their busy shifts, then acts of kindness such as this one will go a long way.
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