Our teams have been busy supporting the invaluable work of NHS staff around the country.
Having taken the decision to close our sales offices and sites in light of the current situation we found ourselves in the privileged position of being able to help the army of doctors, nurses, health workers and care staff who are engaged in the real battle against this deadly disease.
Our Redrow colleagues quickly identified ways that they could get involved in supporting the mammoth effort being made by NHS trusts around the country, in particular contributing to keeping them safe while working and ‘looked after’ when off-duty.
Redrow teams across England and Wales have donated much-needed protective clothing and masks to a variety of hospitals, including the new 4,000-bed emergency Nightingale Hospital that’s been create at ExCel, in East London. Masks and antibacterial hand wash also went to St James’ University Hospital in Leeds, affectionately known as Jimmy’s.
Colleagues across the country are volunteering and giving their time to support our NHS where possible. Nalab from our Eastern team has volunteered to deliver vital medication to vulnerable people and also provide transportation to and from the hospital.
Decommissioned show homes at one of our developments in Basildon, Essex, were opened up to be used by staff from the neighbouring hospital, giving them a place to rest between shifts without the need to travel.
Redrow colleagues also delivered furniture and accessories to Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital, where they were used to create a much-needed new rest area for staff.
Meanwhile our South Wales team helped to make up hampers of essentials and other goodies for patients at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff following a request from nurses. Our Yorkshire team were quick to follow suit and donate PPE, a hamper full of essentials, goodies and even some colouring books for children to Pindersfield Hospital in Wakefield. They also gave defibrillators to Yorkshire Ambulance Services.
In the North West, Wrexham Maelor Hospital put out an urgent appeal for protective shoe covers on social media. Our team were quick to gather up and deliver as many boxes as they could find and then also managed to put together some luxury hampers which they gave to Wrexham, The Countess of Chester, Arrowe Park and Aintree hospitals.
We also continue to back the NHS contractorsappeal.com and to join the hundreds of thousands of people who gather on their doorsteps every Thursday evening at 8pm to ‘Clap for our Carers’, showing our appreciation for health workers everywhere at this unprecedented time.
Thanks to all NHS Heroes for everything you’re doing.