Coronavirus: Cabin crew will join doctors and nurses in staffing new Nightingale hospitals

Coronavirus: Cabin crew will join doctors and nurses in staffing new Nightingale hospitals

3/30/2020 3:25:00 AM

Coronavirus: Cabin crew will join doctors and nurses in staffing new Nightingale hospitals

An easyJet crew member who has signed up to become an NHS volunteer tells Sky News: 'The whole country needs to pull together.'

The NHS has enlisted easyJet and Virgin Atlantic to help staff the new Nightingale hospitals being built to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.First-aid trained cabin crew of both airlines have been invited to volunteer at the new Nightingale Hospital, a 4,000-bed field hospital, being prepared at the Excel centre in east London, and those planned in Birmingham and Manchester.

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Those who join up will be given expert training and will then perform support roles such as changing beds under the guidance of trained nurses. Their salaries will continue to be paid by the airlines.EasyJet has already written to its 9,000 UK-based staff including 4,000 cabin crew trained in CPR to invite them to give their time to the NHS.

Image:NHS Nightingale in London is just days away from opening at the Excel centreVirgin Atlantic will begin writing to 4,000 of its employees on Monday and will prioritise getting in touch with those who already have the required skills.Advertisement

Ashley Jay is an easyJet crew member who has signed up to become an NHS volunteer.He told Sky News:"I think it's really important that the whole country at the moment needs to pull together. Read more: Sky News »

Cabin crew Seriously 😑 what will they do there walking round with their trolleys and asking everyone “chicken “ or “beef” ? Anyone else see what this place really is? Cabin crew? Is this a JOKE. I read nightmare first, but I guess that was by association with the Picture 😳 What that's pretty random.

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Japan Airlines ditches compulsory high heels for female cabin crewThe airline becomes one of the first major Japanese firms to announce the shift after a campaign known as KuToo last year called to reject mandatory high heels at work, in an online petition. How much time you will put a particular tweet again and again. This is not a creative thing. No problem. We have other airlines to fly. Open 'Air Monastery' if you want to look like monks. High heels are uncomfortable!

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Japan Airlines ditches compulsory high heels for female cabin crewThe airline becomes one of the first major Japanese firms to announce the shift after a campaign known as KuToo last year called to reject mandatory high heels at work, in an online petition. Quite sure these airlines got more important things to worry about 😑 Good! Damn! And they were so very pretty. What now, Asexual jumpsuits with compulsory short back and sides!

Cabin crews drafted in to help at new coronavirus hospitalsEasyJet and Virgin among companies asking staff to retrain for service in hospitals This is not an event like Olympics. The massive list of volunteers itself is sad truth that most people dont understand the issues. To protect NHS, test staff, give them PPEs and masks. Remember that flat line in the curve can move down too!! covid19UK COVID19 nhsworkers