The experienced volunteers at Team Rubicon UK were deployed to key areas at the beginning of the pandemic to assist with the increase in activity. These areas included facilities, the mortuary, bereavement and decontamination.
The team also provided a decontamination pod at Peterborough City Hospital until June 19, which decontaminated and repackaged gowns for staff to use.
Team Rubicon UK has worked throughout the UK during this crisis, launching Op RE:ACT to help fight the pandemic, working alongside the UK Government, the British Armed Forces and the UK Voluntary and Community Sector to organise and co-ordinate volunteers.
Caroline Walker, chief executive at North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust commented: “We were incredibly grateful for the support that has been provided by Team Rubicon during the peak of the pandemic. They have assisted in many different areas and were a reassuring back up should we have needed the extra support. I would like to thank the team for all of their help and we will miss them on site.”
Sam Cochrane, strike team leader with Team Rubicon UK, added: “All the NHS staff have been doing a commendable job during this extremely challenging time and the team of volunteers wanted to support wherever we could. Some may not be the most glamorous of tasks but knowing that in some way, no matter how small, we were part of that effort to ease the burden on the NHS and its staff is its own reward.”