Im aware that people volunteer themselves and their 4x4 vehicles to bolster NHS contingency drivers and 4x4 vehicles to deposit NHS workers on site.
Further to this NHS hospitals will provide emergency camp bed type accomodation to its staff to ensure the workers will be on site for their next shift during heavy snow etc.....
This is all very lovely in some ways BUT the emphasis is on the (essential) worker giving up their leisure/social/family/downtime to compensate for the potential loss to the NHS due to extreme weather. (Staff are picked up extra early by drivers in an attempt to deposit the workers on site in good time)..
...there seems to be no end of volunteer drivers (with nothing better to do than mess with the downtime of NHS workers) willing to sacrifice time at all hours but surely taxpayers should be compensating the paid workers for the extra time and sufferance.