We have been living in a very strange time over the last 3 months following the outbreak of the pandemic CoVid-19. During this time we have had to completely change the way in which we live our lives and we have seen a huge number of heroes emerge, helping us all to get through this crisis. Amongst those heroes are the healthcare professionals who have worked around the clock to treat patients and help to support the healthcare system. We have also seen the rise in CoVid-19 corporate housing use, a fantastic effort which has seen so many companies utilize their properties to help house some of the healthcare workers around the country, just another example of how everyone has come together.
Becasue of the way in which this virus is contracted, healthcare workers simply cannot go back home after they have finished work if they have other people there. It is widely accepted by healthcare workers that their chances of contracting the virus is incredibly high, yet they are unable to self-isolate unless they are 100% sure that they have it. The issue therefore is that we had an abundance of healthcare workers with nowhere to go, and that is where corporate housing companies have stepped in.
Hotels and corporate housing companies have opened up their doors to healthcare workers in an amazing act of charity, which shouldn’t be dismissed. Some have commented that the hotels or residences would have been open anyway, so why not give them to the healthcare staff. Regardless of whether these properties would have been empty or not is completely irrelevant, what is important here is that these companies are providing free accommodation, electricity, gas and amenities, footing the bill without complaint because they are more than aware of the sacrifice which so many medical professionals are making, and this is an ideal way to thank them for that.
Because of the location of many of these residences, they are often close to general hospitals so not only can they give healthcare workers a place to stay, they are also able to reduce their commute times and allow them to get some rest not too long after finishing a tough shift.
Some healthcare workers have not been home for a long time and during that time they have not just needed a bed to sleep in, but a place to stay, a place to leave their things and a place where they can unwind after an unimaginable shift at the hospital or in clinics. This is what the corporate housing companies have been able to offer, something far more than just a bed.
We have seen some truly incredible acts by the healthcare services and we have also sent the private sector do so well in supporting those healthcare workers, this is a perfect example of exactly what we can do when everyone comes together for one another.
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