Covid: RAF to support Shropshire hospitals amid staff issues

RAF to support Shropshire hospitals amid staff issues

1/21/2022 10:56:00 PM

RAF to support Shropshire hospitals amid staff issues

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust says it is 'incredibly grateful' for the support.

Image caption,The RAF personnel will be providing non-clinical supportTen members of the RAF have been brought in to provide support at hospitals.Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) said they would be providing non-clinical support to porters, rapid response team, wards, incident command centre and stores.

The trust said it was continuing to see staffing pressures due to Covid-19.Nigel Lee, SaTH's chief operating officer, said he was "incredibly grateful" for their support.Master Aircrew Stuart Wright, who is team leader for the RAF personnel, said: "We are proud to be working alongside our NHS colleagues and assisting where necessary in the response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust Image caption, The RAF personnel will be providing non-clinical support Ten members of the RAF have been brought in to provide support at hospitals. Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) said they would be providing non-clinical support to porters, rapid response team, wards, incident command centre and stores. The trust said it was continuing to see staffing pressures due to Covid-19. Nigel Lee, SaTH's chief operating officer, said he was "incredibly grateful" for their support. Master Aircrew Stuart Wright, who is team leader for the RAF personnel, said: "We are proud to be working alongside our NHS colleagues and assisting where necessary in the response to the Covid-19 pandemic. "We have been welcomed universally by staff at all levels of the SaTH trust and will do our best to offer any help wherever we can." Follow BBC West Midlands on