As the likelihood increases that the UK could face an Italy-style lock down, an already pressed healthcare sector faces growing strain as demand across all of its services rises. Crown Couriers is prioritising urgent same day deliveries to the healthcare sector in support.
With the over 70’s already having been advised to self-isolate and similarly, those with flu-like symptoms or underlying health conditions being asked to remain indoors, the UK is now challenged with getting vital medication through to those who really need it.
As members of the public are advised to stay at home, in a bid to keep those most at risk and those working on the front line safe, pharmacies are experiencing a vast increase in demand for prescription deliveries direct to homes. But the struggle to keep up with the increasing demand means that those who need medication most, may be left waiting for it to arrive.
With over 600 courier drivers based across the UK, Crown Couriers urges pharmacies to get in touch for urgent, back-up support to deliver medication to patients in their homes. Crown Couriers has a fleet of drivers, already fully trained and experienced within this sector, on standby and ready to head out to assist those who really need it at this time.
Claire Mullarkey, National Account Manager for Crown Couriers adds “we carefully select our drivers in order to replicate the care provided by community pharmacies. Crown drivers are chosen for their level of professionalism and compassion, important when delivering to vulnerable patients in their homes”.
Medical Equipment Collections & Deliveries
As hospitals and medical centres also see a surge in demand for key equipment such as ventilators, it is imperative that breakdowns and shortages are resolved quickly. Our fleet of drivers continue to remain available and are working tirelessly to ensure that vital parts continue to reach the right people, in the shortest time.
Similarly, as equipment, test results and samples are requested to be moved between hospitals, our teams take ownership to ensure that items are delivered to a specified person and/or location.
Crown Couriers’ focus over the coming weeks is to continue to provide reliable and urgent same day delivery, to ensure vital emergency services can focus on providing the care that we so need at this time. We have a fleet of professional drivers based throughout the UK, who are on hand and will remain available to assist in keeping supplies and equipment stocked up.
Crown Couriers continues to monitor the advice of the Department of Health and Public Health England in order to comply with the safety measures in place, prioritising the health of its staff, drivers and customers.