Our second Stay At Home Diary comes from Holly, Commercial Partnerships Manager at the East Anglian Air Ambulance, who talks about her role, the challenges but perks of working from home and how she is coping during the pandemic.
This article is part of our series, ‘The Stay At Home Diaries’, published every day of the partial lockdown in the UK amid the Coronavirus pandemic. To find out more about this series, click here.
I’m Holly, the Commerical Partnerships Manager for the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA). We provide a helicopter emergency medical service across Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire taking a portable A&E unit to people when their lives are at risk. My role is to partner with businesses to create mutually beneficial ways to raise awareness and funds for the charity. I returned to work 5 weeks ago from 11 months off on maternity leave. It’s been quite a whirlwind but due to the nature of our work, EAAA understood early on how serious this all is and has been really supportive of staff from before some of the government measures where put in place. Our crews are still working every day to save lives which I find truly inspirational. We’ve also had colleagues return to the NHS as frontline nurses until this is all over. I am as ever astounded at the commitment medics have to helping people and try to use that stay positive each day.
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