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British Airways cabin crew to join Croydon Health Services NHS Trust

The NHS in Croydon is delighted to welcome British Airways staff on board as part of the team leading the borough’s fight against coronavirus (COVID-19).

A group of 20 cabin crew are expected to join the Trust from Monday 6 April and will work alongside clinicians performing support roles helping with non-clinical tasks, such as changing beds and helping patients to keep in touch with their families using digital technology, freeing up doctors and nurses working on the wards so that can focus on caring for patients.

Airline staff who have not been working since the COVID-19 pandemic grounded some planes have been asked to consider helping the thousands of doctors, nurses and other medics at hospitals across the country.

Elaine Clancy, Chief Nurse for Croydon Health Services NHS Trust, who is leading the Trust’s response to COVID-19, said:

“Our nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals are working tirelessly to provide the best possible care to our patients.

“Airline staff are first aid trained or hold other clinical qualifications as well as being security cleared, so they will be a great asset to our busy teams.

“COVID-19 has proved to be an unprecedented challenge for us and our dedicated staff are doing everything possible for our patients. We’re incredibly grateful for this additional support, which will help our clinicians to focus completely on delivering lifesaving care.”

All support workers will receive expert training and work alongside experienced clinicians at Croydon University Hospital.

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  1. For more information please contact Christina Clynes on christina.clynes@nhs.net. For media enquiries outside of normal office hours and weekends, please call the Trust’s main switchboard on 020 8401 3000 and ask for the Press Officer On-Call.

 

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