Scottish healthcare workers are offering free hotel rooms to NHS staff on the frontline of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Surgeons Quarter Travel, a commercial part of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, is collating a directory of hotels which are willing to give away free beds to NHS staff.
This comes after the 129-room hotel operated by Surgeons Quarter, Ten Hill Place, gave out more than 1,000 free nights’ accommodation to doctors and nurses in Edinburgh.
"We heard horror stories of members of the college – surgeons performing life-changing procedures – unceremoniously evicted from paid accommodation," said Scott Mitchell, managing director of Surgeons Quarter.
“But we also know that, just like our own hotel in the Scottish capital, there are providers out there willing to volunteer free stays near to hospitals and clinics. We are building a special directory and in regular contact with those in this position.
“As well as hearing from heroic workers we want to hear from any type of accommodation provider, be it a hotel, B&B or rental, who is willing to offer rooms to enable us to match up as many deserving people as possible."
The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh’s recently launched travel agency utilises Hays Travel’s platforms after it attended Hays’ training in late 2019.
Join the Surgeons Quarter Travel’s directory by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.