The East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) has thanked NHS Charities for a grant of £50,000 given to the trust to benefit their staff over during the winter months.
A spokesperson for EMAS said: ‘Thanks to the generous support of NHS Charities which gave us a grant of £50,000, we have been able to supply refreshments to our very busy colleagues throughout this winter at no charge to them’.
Over the Christmas and New Year period, supplies were sent to numerous ambulance stations to help keep the staff going during their long shifts.
Hot drinks vans were also situated outside A&E departments across the East Midlands regions.
Ben Holdaway, Director of Operations at EMAS, said:
“My heartfelt thanks go to NHS Charities for providing us with their generous donation, making it possible for us to fund this initiative to show our staff we appreciate their commitment during these challenging times.
“All of our colleagues have been working non-stop throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to continue providing outstanding care for the patients that need us.
“Staff are very tired due to the rising number of COVID-related 999 calls, as well as the expected increased demand on our service during winter, but despite this they have shown exceptional dedication to being there for our patients.
“Without their commitment, loyalty and hard work we would not be providing the service we are, so I thank each and every one of them too.”
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