Urgent appeal to 4×4 drivers, to help get NHS staff to sick patients in the community.
A red weather warning has been issued for the Southwest and hospital appointments are being cancelled all over the region, however nurses still need to get to work. The hospital trust in Devon have made an urgent appeal looking for 4×4 drivers to help get their staff to work.
Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust have cancelled all outpatient appointments and day surgeries because of the heavy snow.
Despite the cancellations, hospital staff still need to be able to reach patients who urgently need treatment in their homes and communities.
An appeal to anyone owning a 4×4 that would be happy to volunteer their time to support urgent and emergency services staff.
“We are using a fleet of 4x4s to help transport staff to and from work – including visiting people who urgently need treatment in their homes and communities.
“We are also appealing to any 4X4 drivers who could volunteer to support this activity over today and tomorrow to contact us on 01803 656269.
“This level of winter weather warning is unprecedented for Devon and it is important that we all take responsibility for staying safe, so please do heed advice and warnings.”