Urgent appeal for engineers to help combat COVID-19

31 Mar 2020 1:07 PM | Anonymous

As you are aware there are a number of new medical facilities being built at ExCel London as well as two other Field Hospitals in Manchester and Birmingham to treat patients with COVID-19.

Under normal operations, engineers and technicians work quietly in the background. With such unprecedented circumstances before us, this is no-longer the case. The effective delivery of clinical care will only be achieved if engineers and technicians work alongside their clinical counterparts.

We have been approached by The Royal Academy of Engineering and NHS England to ask for volunteers to help with a range of engineering requirements that will enable them to continue to deliver frontline services.

Time is of the essence and it is likely that volunteers will be needed on site and in the regional hospitals within the week, if not within the next few days. We have been asked to share this letter along with a job description. Within the letter is a link to a form which volunteers must complete to register their skills and offer. The Royal Academy of Engineering has agreed to maintain this database but selection will be made by the NHS Team based on need.

On behalf of NHS England and The Welding Institute, thank you for your commitment to our profession and all that is stands for, in these extraordinary times.

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