Following the official opening of NHS Nightingale in London last week, Professor James Calder, Clinical Lead for the new hospital, publicly thanked the Corps. In particular he highlighted our teamwork and liaison skills in the NHS Site Operations Room and our ongoing work with the Family and Liaison Team. Watch his interview here.
Speaking on BBC Breakfast Professor Calder said - “Certain people need special mention… volunteers not aligned, normally to the NHS…the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry. They’ve been deployed in various areas - Grenfell, the terrorist attacks in Manchester and London... and they’ve come straight in here for Family Support and Welfare... They are a great liaison… a great team, with great experience…”
In the last few weeks, the FANY volunteers have delivered the equivalent of over 100 days of operational support to a number of organisations.