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Hospital appeals for 4x4 drivers to help NHS staff get to work

Staff still need to be able to reach patients who urgently need treatment. Credit: PA images

A hospital trust in Devon are appealing for 4x4 drivers to help get their staff to work, after a red weather warning was issued for the region.

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust have cancelled all outpatient appointments and day surgeries because of the heavy snow.

However, staff still need to be able to reach patients who urgently need treatment in their homes and communities.

They are now appealing to anyone who owns a 4x4 and are happy to volunteer to support urgent and emergency services staff.

“We are using a fleet of 4x4s to help transport staff to and from work – including visiting people who urgently need treatment in their homes and communities.

"We are also appealing to any 4X4 drivers who could volunteer to support this activity over today and tomorrow to contact us on 01803 656269.

“This level of winter weather warning is unprecedented for Devon and it is important that we all take responsibility for staying safe, so please do heed advice and warnings.”