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MAGICAL: Harry Potter branded buses being used by West Herts NHS Trust 

 Published on: 14th April 2020   |   By: Geraint Roberts   |   Category: Uncategorized

Warner Bros Studio in Leavesden and Golden Tours have given their Harry Potter branded buses to support the West Herts Hospitals NHS Trust.

The buses will be swapping the usual sightseers for the key workers, with the service being completely free of charge.

A spokesperson from Warner Bros Studio said it was a ‘fantastic way to help support the NHS when it needs it the most.’

Paul da Gama, chief people officer at West Herts Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “Our workforce has been depleted due to sickness or self-isolation and so it’s really important that those staff who are well but have transport issues can come back. They will have a warm welcome and will be able to practise social distancing.”

“Whilst we’re doing all we can to enable remote working, the reality is that there are still many colleagues who need to be at one of our hospitals to do their jobs. Plus, we are redeploying people into new roles and so we need more staff back on site to pitch in and support our brave and brilliant clinical colleagues.

“A special shuttle bus, which will have strict social distancing rules, is the perfect solution and we are so grateful to Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden and Golden Tours for making this happen. 

Our staff might not be travelling to exotic locations or seeing behind the scenes of a major movie, but they will be making magic happen in their own way.”

The service runs hourly between the trust’s three sites, with the first journey being at 6:10am and the final drop off at 10:40pm.

Mikesh Palan, managing director at Golden Tours said: “The priorities of the nation have changed completely as people learn to enjoy days in and not days out. But for key workers, staying home is not an option and we’re delighted to be able to help by providing a safe and reliable way to get to work and back.”

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