This week our Halewood Hero is Graham Tubey. You’d usually find Graham working hard as a Production Supervisor in Trim & Final but these days Graham has turned his hand to helping our NHS Heroes where he can.
Graham’s wife works for the NHS so he knows first-hand just how hard our NHS Heroes are working at the moment. Graham was delighted to sign up to the Government’s national scheme to volunteer for the NHS and also contacted St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust who were really pleased to take him on as a volunteer as they’d seen a large reduction in their volunteer workforce due to shielding or self-isolation.
During these times the Trust have introduced a new volunteer service which is delivering prescriptions to those people who are self-isolating and can’t get out to collect them. Two days a week Graham is picking their prescriptions up from the pharmacy and then delivering them to the patients. Graham wanted to do more though and after a couple of weeks doing two days a week he told them he was available to do more if they needed help. Now Graham is doing an additional two days in their HR department, scanning documents and doing general office duties.
Graham told us, “I want to help as much as I can. When you go out and you see how hard our NHS staff are working, if there’s small things I can do to ease that pressure I’ll do it. Last week when I was working my shift they were having a particularly busy day in the pharmacy, so on my way back from deliveries I stopped at the supermarket and bought them some cookies and doughnuts to cheer them up a bit. They were delighted when I returned with them, at the moment it’s the little things you can do that can make a difference.”
Well done Graham – you’re doing a fantastic job!
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