01 March 2018

Healthcare hero videos epic journey to shift

The best healthcare professionals are resilient people but some are simply, well... 'extra special'. As blizzards swept across the UK, one Newcross Healthcare Assistant ('HCA') proved that she wouldn't let anything stop her from getting to her shift.     

Clinical expertise is certainly essential for providing care but some people have a a magic ingredient that sets them apart from us normal folks. It's the ability to press on regardless of tough challenges and to continue smiling in the face of adversity.  Megan Betts, HCA from Newcross Truro's clearly one such individual. Despite sub-zero temperatures, vicious winds and drifting snow, she set off for her shift this morning. 

Undeterred by weather alerts, Megan was determined that neither Storm Emma nor the so-called "Beast from the East" would  stop her getting to her shift in a care home.

But her journey did not start well. After crashing her brand new car and having to abandon it in a hedge, Megan headed home. She put on her ski gear and trekked out into the storm on foot.

The journey from her house to The Poldhu - a beautiful but remote nursing home near the tip of Cornwall -  was 8 miles of  black ice and deep snow. During this treacherous journey she checked in with Newcross by sending video clips to the team in the Branch, who were ensuring that she kept safe and didn't take any unnecessary risks along her journey.

Now safely at her shift, we're delighted to share the video of Megan's journey with you here:

What we find particularly amazing about her efforts is that she remained good humoured throughout. For others, this would have been a nightmare commute to work but Megan literally took it all in her stride. 

We'd like to thank all of our employees who have braved the horrific weather and made it to their shifts.  We know that our clients and service users appreciate your commitment and tenacity.

Please, please, please take care and stay safe when venturing out.

If you experience any issues please ensure you ring your branch as soon as possible.