Uber is offering a promotion to NHS staff that allows them to claim two free taxi journeys or two free Uber Eats meals.
The two £10 vouchers can be redeemed between the 23rd and 27th of December using an NHS staff email address.
Laura Green is a Staff Nurse at Salford Royal. She said that she would be making the most of the promotion: “Christmas makes it a little stressful knowing how I am going to get into work for my night on Christmas Eve.
“It can be a lot busier over Christmas in the hospital and trying to keep up with all the Christmas activities at home can be quite draining.”
NHS services typically see an increase in strain at Christmas time. Last December, £300,000 was invested in “drunk tanks” to tackle the number of intoxicated patients in A&E.
Uber expressed gratitude for the NHS on their blog: “Christmas is a busy time of year for everyone, but perhaps none more so than for NHS staff.
“To say thank you for everything they do for us all year, this Christmas we’re trying to make their lives a little bit easier.”
NHS staff have until the 20th of December to claim their free vouchers from the Uber website.
Salford Royal recently received a £67 million investment for a new emergency centre which will save up to 50 more lives per year.
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