Last winter (2017/18) we experienced periods of heavy snowfall and prolonged cold snaps that made driving conditions tough and, in turn, made it difficult for our staff to make it to and from our hospitals. We faced a difficult few days as we obviously can’t close and wait until the snow clears because of the nature of what we do. Our women, children and families need the care and support of our dedicated teams around the clock.
We were amazingly fortunate to have a number of people who volunteered their time and their 4x4 vehicles to help transport our doctors and nurses to and from work; helping to ensure we were able to continue to offer the high standards of care we pride ourselves on.
We affectionately dubbed this small army of more than 60 people, who answered our calls sent via our social media channels, our Snow Angels.
This winter, we’re looking to get one step ahead of Mother Nature by recruiting more Snow Angels who we could call on if the weather takes a turn for the worse.
If you own a 4x4 vehicle and would like to do your bit in the case of a weather emergency please visit the dedicated Snow Angels web page and register your interest to become a volunteer. We’ll get back in touch and talk you through how you can help us keep our hospitals running smoothly.