Wates SmartSpace Supporting NHS Staff to Get to Work

Justin Coleman, Project Manager delivering the £1.6m new two storey extension to Worthington Primary School recently found out via his running club that a nurse, Amy Stuart, who works in the infectious disease and Covid-19 wards at North Manchester General Hospital, had recently bought a scooter which was stolen from outside of her property.

Due to the pandemic, Amy had bought the scooter to enable her to travel to and from the hospital safely as she was working longer shifts.

Amy lives seven miles from the Worthington site and when Justin found out what had happened he contacted Amy to see if he could help her. When he arrived at her property Amy explained that she could only park her scooter on the road due to the condition of the pathway in her garden and when the scooter was found it was so badly damaged, that her insurance company deemed it a write-off.

Justin, with the support of the local supply chain, transformed what was a pathway of loose stones into a flagged, ramped pathway and also provided Amy with a heavy-duty lock to secure her new scooter, which she received last week, safely on her property.

“I have a lot of friends who work for the NHS it was through one of Amy’s colleagues at my running club that I found out what had happened. Amy and all our NHS staff are doing such a tremendous job during these difficult times. That it was a true pleasure and an honour to be able to help and see Amy take her scooter up her new path securely, it felt like our way of saying a small thank you.” Justin Coleman, Wates Project Manager

“Thank you to Justin Coleman, the Wates team and your Supply Chain for all the work they did. Having the garden paved and a ramp put in has helped me enormously by allowing me to have secure parking when I am not at work caring for patients during this pandemic. I can only thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kindness in making this possible. It has made a difference to myself, being able to feel secure about my vehicle and not having to worry about the possibility of it being stolen on the main road.” Amy Stuart, NHS Nurse at North Manchester General Hospital

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