Nuffield Health has partnered with Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust to offer extra support during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The health and wellbeing provider has seconded 28 of its employees into the trust in family liaison, clerical, operational and administrative positions.
The employees are providing extra support in Stoke Mandeville, Amersham and Wycombe hospitals after being furloughed due to Nuffield’s network of fitness and wellbeing centres and clinical services being closed due to current government restrictions.
‘Partnering with Nuffield Health locally to be able to bring some of their employees to work with us at the trust couldn’t be more timely,’ said Tunde Adewopo, divisional director of specialist services at the trust.
‘They will be able to contribute to the national effort to fight the pandemic by filling essential administrative, clerical and operational roles, or by acting as family liaisons. This will support our medical and nursing colleagues, helping to free up their time and enabling them to focus even more on caring for our patients, who are at the heart of everything we do.’
Dr Davina Deniszczyc, charity and medical director of Nuffield Health, added: ‘We are in a unique position within the healthcare sector to utilise our people’s broad range of expertise, across clinical, fitness and mental health to support NHS trusts and our people are excited to be working alongside their NHS colleagues.
‘This initiative builds on our hospitals continuing support to NHS trusts across the UK, so far over 230,000 NHS patients have been cared for by our hospital teams during the pandemic and our nurseries have cared for the children of NHS key workers. We have also launched a free, specialist Covid-19 rehabilitation programme with NHS trusts to support patients in their recovery.’