They take on gruelling night shifts and save lives every day - so should doctors and nurses at hospitals across Greater Manchester also face the burden of paying for parking at work? The income from staff parking at just four of Greater Manchester's smaller hospital trusts (the others wouldn't tell us) came to £1.9m last year. The mammoth Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust was among those who declined to reveal their income from staff parking. But with a total parking bill of £3.3m for patients and staff last year, it's likely to be a hefty figure. Charges vary wildly between trusts, and depending on salary - from £19.20 to £62 a month. See below for a full breakdown of income and charging. The region's trust bosses have told the M.E.N. that parking fees are ploughed back into car park maintenance, security and lighting - avoiding vital funds being taken from healthcare services. Any excess, they say, is used to fund clinical services. But NHS staff and … [Read more...] about Should NHS staff really have to pay to park at hospitals they work at?
What discounts do nhs staff get
What would we do without our hard working NHS staff? NHS workers carry out some of the most important jobs across the country, which is why many shops and holiday resorts offer discounts to show them just a little bit of our appreciation. Here are some of the best deals around if you're an NHS worker, all advertised on health service discounts. Accommodation /travel 1. Lodge Breaks Hoseasons has nearly 20,000 places to stay in coastal, city, countryside and waterbound settings throughout Britain and Europe. So if any NHS staff are looking for a well needed break, the company offers up to 10% NHS discount and a low £25 deposit for breaks in 2019. There's also up to a 10% discount on October half term breaks this year. 2. ebookers ebookers.com offers a 12% NHS discount on worldwide hotels for bookings made between October 1, 2018, and December 31, 2018. Travel dates must be between October 1, 2018 and August 31, 2019. 3. ButlinsButlins offers various deals including a £20 … [Read more...] about All the things you can get money off if you’re an NHS worker
If you work in the NHS and don't whip out your ID card every time you reach for your wallet, you could be missing out on some amazing deals. There are hundreds of businesses who want to say thank you to our NHS staff, healthcare staff and public service heroes by offering big discounts on their products. Last week, the Victoria Inn at Perranuthnoe became the latest business to offer discounts to all NHS staff and public service heroes as a way of saying thank you. The Blue Light Card is one of the most popular services and offers savings to all lifesavers in the NHS, Emergency Services and Armed Forces. Health Service Discounts delivers discounts and deals for all health service professionals, their family members and even friends. There are currently 250 brands on the site, from Adidas to Zizzi. Other outlets often don't advertise their discounts, but are available when you show your NHS ID or Blue Light Card at the checkout. Here are some of the best deals we've found available right … [Read more...] about The best NHS staff discounts and deals for public service heroes
They are the people who have helped and rescued many of us, probably on more than one occasion and NHS staff and Emergency Services workers can now get money off their bill at a Newcastle city centre bar and restaurant. Since opening at the end of 20126, Central Oven & Shaker has become a popular calling point for both carbs and cocktails thanks to its huge variety of pizzas like Sweet & Spicy, Meatball, Pesto Chicken and Heat & Meat, which are also all huge in size. And then there’s the drinks, with cocktails like Floss Me, Rosemary & Orange Negroni, The Perfumer, Frose, Gold Digger and Femme Fetale all very eye catching and thirst quenching. If you work for the NHS and Emergency Services you can get 20% off your food bill at Central from right now. Posting about the offer on Facebook, Central said: “We recognise what you do for us! “As our way of saying thank you, we’re now offering NHS & Emergency Service employees 20% off food on … [Read more...] about Restaurant now offering 20% off for NHS & Emergency Services workers
Three years ago, emergency medical technician Dan Farnworth arrived at a scene that changed his life - a child who had been abused was critically unwell and his team had to act fast. “We had no time to prepare and were instantly thrust into a battle to save the child’s life,” Dan recalls. But his team couldn’t save the child, who tragically died later in hospital. The injustice and horror of the incident left Dan spiralling into despair. He had vivid flashbacks and struggled to sleep due to nightmares. “There was this sense of impending doom, like something bad was about to happen. I became scared to leave the house. It was like being in a hole and the world was passing by above my head. But I didn’t know how to get out.” Dan was initially afraid to ask for help, incase anyone thought he was incapable of doing his job, but eventually he contacted his friend and colleague Rich Morton, who replied within … [Read more...] about ‘It’s Uniform, Not A Suit Of Armour’: Why Emergency Service Staff Need Mental Health Support Too