The coronavirus pandemic is unprecedented and has placed a huge strain on health and social care workers. I am immensely proud of everyone who is working tirelessly to ensure the health and wellbeing of our nation – I cannot thank you all enough.
Everyone is playing their part, from our staff involved in the coordination and placement of nurses and doctors down to our back office and support functions.
However, the biggest thank you goes to our Agency workers those doctors, nurses and other health professionals who are on the front line supporting our clients. Agency workers are sometimes forgotten, but the additional capacity they are delivering to the NHS at this crucial time is not only providing additional capacity, but saving more lives.
As CEO of the HCL group of companies, I want to offer assurance to the health and care sectors that we are very much open for business and are here to support you in beating this disease. All our teams are working tirelessly to ensure we have increased volumes of healthcare workers available to support the increased demand that is being placed on the health service. We have increased our OOH service to ensure you have enhanced access to our team whenever you need us.
We are working closely with NHS Trusts and private health and care providers to ensure that they are effectively staffed and are able to continue to provide the very highest levels of patient care.
As a result of our teams working longer hours, and the redeployment of our international team to support the Covid-19 crisis, we have been able to increase our recruitment and compliance activities, and I am proud to say that this has meant we’re able deploy workers faster than ever before.
We are closely monitoring the situation and have contingency plans internally to ensure that our capacity to support will be maintained regardless of what the weeks and month may bring. To be quite clear, we will continue to support the healthcare sector and our workers through this pandemic and for years to come.
Finally, I just want emphasise how grateful I am personally, as we all are, for the hard work and dedication of all healthcare workers at this difficult time. Thank you!
Gary Taylor, CEO