09 April 2020

Supporting our NHS heroes at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital

Staff at the world-renowned Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool are the latest to benefit from the support being provided to the NHS by our healthcare sector and Kettering Workshops teams. Yesterday, saw the installation at the hospital of a set of seven site cabins specially adapted to provide temporary shower facilities, changing rooms and changing stations for staff during the COVID-19 crisis.

Staff at the world-renowned Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool are the latest to benefit from the support being provided to the NHS by our healthcare sector and Kettering Workshops teams.

Yesterday, saw the installation at the hospital of a set of seven site cabins specially adapted to provide temporary shower facilities, changing rooms and changing stations for staff during the COVID-19 crisis.

It follows the installation of a similar set up at Kettering General Hospital last week.

One of Europe’s biggest and busiest children’s hospitals, Alder Hey cares for more than 330,000 children, young people and their families every year.

Commercial Plant Manager Steve Wright, who oversees our Kettering Workshop operation, said the team were simply pleased to be able to help those working on the NHS frontline.

“The situation we are in is unprecedented, and at times you can feel a little helpless. We’ll do anything we can to help our fantastic NHS staff and when we heard Alder Hey could benefit from additional facilities we immediately got on board. Everyone here just wants to use their skills and knowledge to assist in any way they can.”

Health Sector Leader Stuart McArthur said: “The work Alder Hey does is amazing and it’s great that we can do something to support its clinical teams at a time when they need all the help they can get. Our door is always open to our friends working at the cutting edge of this crisis.”

We are looking to install similar set-ups at a number of other hospitals around the country.