- Kind-hearted 4×4 drivers helped take hospital staff to and from work in the snow
- Came after trusts in the West Midlands put out urgent pleas for help in Twitter
- They were inundated with offers of help after the calls for help went viral
Volunteer 4×4 drivers queued up to help take NHS workers home through the snow following long, gruelling shifts.
As snow swept across the UK last night, Heart of England NHS Trust, in the West Midlands, called on 4×4 drivers to help.
The trust, which represents hospitals in Birmingham and Solihull, appealed on Twitter: ‘Do you have a 4×4 and can volunteer to help our nurses get into our hospitals at good hope 424 7564 or heartlands 424 0483 pls give us a call. Thanks.’
A fleet of 4×4 vehicles waiting to take NHS in the West Midlands after long, gruelling shifts
Sutton Coldfield-based Good Hope Hospital serves the north of Birmingham and Heartlands Hospital serve the east of the city.
Birmingham Children’s Hospital also issued a plea for 4×4 drivers’ help, which was shared more than a million times.
It wasn’t long before the trusts were inundated with offers of help from kind-hearted volunteer drivers.
Birmingham Children’s Hospital also appealed for 4×4 drivers to help take staff into work as snow swept across the country
The response to the hospitals’ please was astounding as they were inundated with offers of help
Dudley Group NHS, which covers hospitals to the north of Birmingham, also appealed: ‘It looks very pretty but the snow is causing transport problems for our staff.
‘If you have a 4×4 and can help get staff in please call 01384 456111.’
Fiona Billingham later tweeted a photo of 4x4s waiting outside the hospital, saying: ‘A line of amazing people in their 4x4s waiting to take NHS staff home tonight,’ she said.