Hospital workers will have easier access to food and other essentials following the launch of a delivery service to NHS car parks.
The click and collect service is being introduced across the country following its launch at a hospital in Leeds today.
It’s being introduced after NHS staff took to social media to say they can’t always get the groceries they need, especially if more than one family member works in the health service.
Morrisons is creating designated click and collect sites within hospital car parks, making it easy for staff to pick up groceries after their shift has ended.
Orders can be placed via a dedicated web page for NHS staff – with collections on Mondays and Thursdays between 6am and 8am for night shift employees and between 4pm and 6pm for those working on day shifts.
David Potts, chief executive of Morrisons, said: “At this important time the National Health Service is supporting the whole country so we need to support them too. We will be taking this service to many more hospitals to help feed NHS staff as they face the challenges of treating people affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.”
The boxes are available for vegetarians or meat eaters and are priced £30. A typical box includes canned baked beans, soup, pasta sauce, milk, dairy products such as butter and cheese, bread, rice, pasta, vegetables and essential household items.
The vegetarian food box includes vegetarian proteins such as meat free sausages and mince. The meat food box includes fresh meat such as chicken or beef.
A Morrisons spokeswoman said the service is being rolled out across the country as quickly as possible, but wasn’t able to give a start date for the service to arrive at the Royal Stoke.
She recommended that NHS staff check the web page here for updates.