A nursing agency is helping to support local hospices and care homes in the north-west of England — the UK’s new coronavirus ‘hotspot’ — in the face of the virus.
Bosses at Liverpool-based Cavalry Healthcare have pledged to giveaway 1,000 bottles of hand sanitiser in response to the challenges local organisations are experiencing trying to get hold of the essential resource — including ludicrously inflated costs.
CEO Rory McDonnell told The Big Issue: “Some of the people we’ve donated to tell me they’ve been paying up to £60 for a bottle of sanitiser as they’re so desperate for it.”
So far, the company has donated bottles to hospices St Rocco’s in Warrington, Cheshire, and St Joseph’s in Thornton, Merseyside, as well as Rowan Park, a school for children with learning difficulties.
Further bottles have also been delivered to various residential, nursing and care homes across the region.
Staff have been working tirelessly to provide the sanitiser, with McDonnell saying: “We could do with volunteers to help bottle and deliver — poor Lonnie [a colleague] still has blisters on his hands from bottling!”