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Tayside Public Step Up to Support the NHS

NHS Tayside’s Director of Workforce has thanked the public for their incredible response to a request for support with the organisation’s COVID-19 plans.

NHS Tayside issued a job advert last Friday looking for people who could provide additional support to critical non-clinical services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The advert was promoted on NHS Tayside’s social media sites and generated a huge response from the public, with over 1000 local people offering to work in a range of areas such as catering, domestics, portering, laundry, estates, administration and many others.

The responses are being handled through a newly-established Staff Deployment Centre who will contact each individual to call upon their help when most needed. The team will also ensure they have the right training and support they need.

George Doherty, NHS Tayside Director of Workforce said, “I have been overwhelmed by the amazing response, and am so very proud of the people of Tayside.

“On behalf of everyone in NHS Tayside, I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who has reached out to offer help. Their efforts and assistance will help make such a difference to the lives of those who need our care most right now.

“I would also like to thank the team who have come together at short notice to create the Staff Deployment Centre. A huge amount of work has been done to get the centre up and running and it will be a critical part of our planning as we move forward.”

If you are interested in applying for any of the roles, please email cov19staffhub.tayside@nhs.net.

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