Off-duty Nurses offer to help in wake of Manchester bombing

Hundreds of off-duty Nurses and Doctors have offered to help at Manchester's Hospitals following last nights bombings.

Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) and the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) have been inundated with offers of assistance from off-duty Nurses and Doctors.

Hundreds of healthcare professionals, wanting to help in anyway possible, posted on social media offering their assistance to Manchester's hospitals and emergency services. Off-duty Doctors and Nurses at the hospital arrived after hearing the news online.


Latest reports say that 22 have been killed and many more are receiving life saving treatment.

The chief executive or North West Ambulance Service, Derek Cartwright said; "No matter how much we train our staff for incidents such as this, nothing can prepare you for the shock and sadness when tragedies like this occur".

"We would like to convey our thanks to our colleagues in West Midlands, Wales, Yorkshire and East Midlands ambulance services who provided mutual aid so we could continue reaching patients who needed our help in our communities".

"We had many messages throughout the night from people volunteering their services, blankets, first aid skills and tea. It was extremely heart-warming to receive such messages and demonstrates how a city can pull together during these difficult times".

Anyone who is concerned about loved ones who may have been in the area around the Manchester Arena last night should contact Greater Manchester Police on 0161 856 9400.

We have approached Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) for comment.