Providing a safe haven for front-line NHS workers 

A Fylde accommodation provider has played a key role in helping out frontline NHS workers. 

Charles Alexander Short Stay has been working directly with the NHS and its official government booking partner to provide accommodation for key NHS workers during the pandemic. 

The St Annes-based business is a provider of high class boutique short stay accommodation for business and holiday purposes. 

A large number of units, including one full block of apartments have been used to accommodate NHS staff as they battle to keep COVID19 under control.

Charles Alexander managed 15 units for NHS workers. 

The owner of Charles Alexander approached NHS bosses following the outbreak to see if their accommodation could be used to house key workers who would be on the frontline. Following an agreement, the lodgings were let out at a special cost to key workers.

The business has also been letting out “isolation pods” for local people travelling back to the area from overseas to isolate away from the community. 

Joanne Kirton said: “The NHS have been the absolute bedrock of keeping this virus under control and caring for those who need it the most. 

“Some staff lived with at risk adults and we wanted to help them by providing accommodation where they can rest after their shifts”

“We worked with the NHS and their official accommodation booking partner to make sure the accommodation was up to standard and could be used for isolation.”

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