Support for Queen Elizabeth Staff

Support for Queen Elizabeth Staff

Staff at Alive West Norfolk have been redeployed to help with the community effort by caring for the Queen Elizabeth hospital staff's children, allowing them to concentrate on the brilliant jobs they are doing caring for us all.

Alive Lynnsport has opened its doors for free to Queen Elizabeth Hospital staff providing Activity Clubs for children aged 5-14 years old. Clubs run 8am-6pm 7 days a week including school holidays and bank holidays. Alive staff are keeping children entertained with a range of activities including sports, fitness, arts and crafts, video games and films. The children are being split into small groups and social distancing guidance is being followed. As part of this service Alive are also providing free meals, drinks and snacks to the children.

This service is proving very popular with 227 places booked over the Easter break already. There are still places available, so if you are a member of QE staff and need free help with childcare please to contact community@alivewestnorfolk.co.uk for more details.

Cath Castleton, Human Resources Director at Queen Elizabeth Hospital said: “We have been bowled over by the response from our local community and the support both individuals and organisations are giving us. Alive West Norfolk’s childcare sessions, along with other extremely generous offers of childcare, have allowed many of our staff to carry on working to deliver the best care for our patents. We would like to thank everyone who has rallied round. Knowing we have the people of King’s Lynn and the surrounding area firmly behind us has helped us all during these challenging times.”