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250,000 volunteers sought to help NHS as new hospital announced

The Health Secretly is requesting 250,000 volunteers to help support the NHS during the COVID-19 pandemic

Matt Hancock has announced plans for a 250,000 volunteers to help the NHS deal with the UK’s coronavirus outbreak.

The health secretary said at the government’s daily COVID-19 news conference:

“We are seeking a quarter of a million volunteers, people in good health to help the NHS, for shopping, for the delivery of medicines and to support those who are shielding to protect their own health,”

He was speaking shortly after the news came out that UK Deaths due to COVID-19 have risen by 87, bringing the total number of deaths to 422.

As well as the 250,000 volunteers, Mr Hancock also announced that there will be a new hospital built, with capacity for 4,000 people. This hospital will open at London’s ExCel Centre next week.

The temporary Nightingale Hospital has been set up with the help of the military.

In recent weeks the government has appealed for recently retired NHS staff to return to work.

And the health secretary revealed that a total of 11,788 have responded to this, including 2,660 doctors, more than 2,500 pharmacists and other staff and 6,147 nurses.

“I pay tribute to each and every one of those who is returning to the NHS at its hour of need,” Mr Hancock said.

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  1. I would like to look in to volunteering, but cannot find any further information on this site.
    I am not medically trained.

    Please could you direct me to find out more information

    Many thanks

  2. If I can help in anyway I work at a pharmacy in the mornings I work along side our pharmacist but I don’t mind putting my hand to anything


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