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Macmillan cancer nurses supporting fight against coronavirus

20 April 2020

The London Nightingale is one of seven sites across England providing surge capacity and it's great to know that some of our Chelsea and Westminster Hospital staff are able to offer their support by joining other NHS colleagues across the country.

The London Nightingale is one of seven sites across England providing surge capacity and it's great to know that some of our Chelsea and Westminster Hospital staff are able to offer their support by joining other NHS colleagues across the country. 

The Trust’s Macmillan Cancer Support and Information Centre Manager Alison Boyd has volunteered to join the NHS frontline at the Nightingale Hospital, returning to her former role in nursing.

She describes her reasons for joining the London Nightingale Hospital in the interim: “I just want to offer the same skills and compassion that we offer at the Chelsea and Westminster Macmillan Centre. Families and patients will still need the same kind of understanding and care, perhaps even more so since some patients are not allowed to see their families and loved ones. So clear and kind communication will be hugely important.

“Every single person working at the Nightingale is a skilled professional in their own right. We all want to provide outstanding care in a challenging time, and colleagues from the NHS, military and ambulance services are really pulling together. We all want to do our jobs to the best of our ability, and we have the upmost respect for the patients, families, each other and for the work we are undertaking.”

We would like to express our sincere thanks to all of our staff who are currently working at Nightingale London Hospital and anyone returning to the NHS to continue the fight against coronavirus. They are working above and beyond to keep everyone safe. 

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