Resort offers lodges free to NHS

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The Landal Gwel an Mor resort in Portreath is supporting the fight against coronavirus by providing free accommodation to doctors and nurses working at the Royal Cornwall Hospital.

With the resort a short drive away from the Duchy’s main hospital, the holiday centre is working with the NHS to offer a comfortable and convenient place to stay for local health workers, allowing them to continue with their vital roles at this time.

Doctors and nurses started moving into the resort early this week, with the majority staying at the resort as they have vulnerable family members, so they need to move out of their homes to be able to continue their work in saving lives. Doctors and nurses who have been called on to return to the area to assist with the ‘NHS needs you’ recruitment push have also been offered lodges at Gwel an Mor.

Resort director Matt Way said: “We felt compelled to do something proactive and positive, working as quickly as we could to help in any way, this dire situation.  With us sitting on empty lodges, we decided we needed to look into how we could support our local efforts, so offering accommodation to nurses and doctors at Treliske was the obvious answer.”

The resort has worked with the NHS with regards to safety with strict procedures in place for cleaning and contact, with 24-hour security also provided for the NHS staff staying to ensure they feel safe and looked after. All communal areas of the resort are closed, so NHS staff will be accessing their personal lodges only during this time.