Rivervale – Happy to help where we can!

Rivervale – Happy to help where we can!

When Rivervale's Education Manager, Sharon Gilpin was contacted by Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust she at first thought, like most of us would have, that it was about her own personal health. Things became clear quite quickly however when the caller, Head of Procurement for Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust asked if we could help.

So what happened.....?

Our National Health Service is under extreme pressure during this current coronavirus outbreak and when the Head of Procurement for Sussex found that they simply could not facilitate the logistical requirements expected of them he rang a couple of his contacts to see if he could find a company who could loan him a van. He first spoke to Sharon Gilpin who then put him in touch with our Chief Operating Officer, Vince Pemberton. After a brief discussion about what was required Vince simply said 'leave it with me'.

After moving a few things around Vince was pleased to be able to offer a loan van to the Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust to help fill the void. The van is being used to collect and deliver crucial supplies across Sussex Hospitals that under normal circumstances would either have to deal with a longer lead time or would be delivered by third party courier services.

Vince Pemberton said:

'It's a first to be asked something by the NHS, normally it's us asking them to help us! In this situation we all have to pull together and help one another and it just so happened that on this occassion we were able to provide a van to help out. It makes me very proud that Rivervale were the name suggested as willing to help and even more so that we were able to.'

Rivervale were able to deliver a van to the NHS staff in less than 24 hours and even went as far as providing a full tank of fuel as small gesture for all the amazing work our NHS staff do for us all.

From everyone here at Rivervale, we would like to say a huge thank you to our amazing NHS staff for the exceptional service thery provide to us all.


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