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Hospital trust makes plea for 4x4s so staff can get to work in the snow

Entrance sign of Good Hope hospital in Sutton Coldfield Credit: ITV

An NHS trust in the West Midlands has been forced to appeal for help online after the snow left hospitals with nurse shortages.

Heart of England trust, which represents hospitals in Birmingham and Solihull, asked on Twitter:

"Do you have a 4x4 and can volunteer to help our nurses get into our hospitals at good hope 424 7564 or heartlands 424 0483 pls give us a call. Thanks"

Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield serves northern Birmingham, while Heartlands hospital is based in Bordesley Green, in the east of the city.

The trust earlier said online: "Trained nurses needed at Goodhope hospital due to heavy snow. If can get in please call site office 424 7564."