Charity workers help lighten the NHS's load

Date published: 26 March 2020

Charity workers from the Human Relief Foundation have teamed up with Manchester Pharmacy to form the campaign: Covid – 19 Emergency Medical Response. 

A spokesperson said: "With the rapid escalation of the coronavirus pandemic, we are living in a time of unprecedented uncertainty affecting people of all ages."

This service is aimed at those with underlying health conditions who cannot leave their homes.

It is aimed at the high risk, vulnerable and elderly.

They'll take telephone calls from those who need access to the service, and then carrying out a free delivery service of free medical supplies.

The free medical supplies include masks, hand sanitisers, multivitamins and minerals and other essential medication, such as paracetamol.

Free medical advice is also available from a team of qualified healthcare professionals.

They've designed it to help those people as well as to help relieve burdens faced by the NHS. 

This means that NHS staff can continue their work on the front line while HRF teams and Manchester Pharmacy continue to aid the community. 

The service is currently being carried out all over Manchester, and is extending nationwide due to an increase in demand. 

The Human Relief Foundation team, some of whom are in isolation themselves, are working tirelessly from within their homes, to raise awareness and funding for this campaign.

Due to offices being closed, the team have pooled together, using technology and media, to liaise with each other and launch this campaign.

This is an opportunity for the entire community to pool together to help each other.

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