Ground Control offer assistance to NHS in time of need
Amidst the ‘Beast from the East’, Plant Operator Callum Dykes was quick to volunteer his assistance, helping transport essential NHS hospital staff at NHS Royal Devon and Exeter in his snow-capable 4×4.
Seeing a plea for help on Facebook calling for all willing 4×4 owners to register to help ferry doctors, nurses and patients around during the bad weather, Callum was quick to sign up;
“I spent 3 days helping over the 2 severe weather weekends, where the hospital’s usual vehicles wouldn’t have been able to withstand the treacherous roads. I was part of a team of 25 other 4×4 owners in the local area transporting people around and assisting stranded motorists on the roads.”
Paul Honey, Head of Facilities Management at Royal Devon and Exeter NHS commented;
“On behalf of our staff and patients we would like to thank you for the kindness you showed throughout yet another snow period. The team of volunteer 4×4 drivers were amazing and the Community spirit that you showed was outstanding.
Without your support some of our essential staff would not have been able to get into work to carry out care for our patients. We really appreciate the time and trouble you took to help us out at such a time of need.”