Auxiliary Engineering Support - Covid-19 support
UK-wide call for engineering volunteers to support the NHS
Would you be prepared to volunteer to help tackle the COVID-19 pandemic? New medical facilities are now being built across the UK to treat patients with COVID-19, and existing facilities are being expanded. In order to maintain patient care, many clinical and support staff have been drafted in from their Trusts to take up roles within the new and expanded hospitals. This leaves Trusts and Hospitals across the UK short of technical and logistical support, an urgent need which the NHS is now looking to the engineering community to fill.
The Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE), on behalf of NHS England, has asked thePWI and other Professional Engineering Institution to support the NHS in providing technical expertise to the Health Service. Time is of the essence and it is likely that volunteers will be needed on site and in regional hospitals within the week, if not within the next few days. Please see the full notice here asking for Auxiliary Engineering Support, giving a job description and details on how to volunteer.
This is not a decision to take lightly. You will be in close proximity to populations of infection and you may see upsetting scenes. You should therefore consider this request very carefully; discuss it with your family and consider your own health before submitting your application.