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Megan makes a real difference for NHS workers

A kind hearted duty manager at the Queens Hotel Southsea has been making a real difference to NHS workers during the Covid 19 lockdown.

Megan Lockyer has been working with the dedicated team who have welcomed NHS workers to the hotel to offer them respite and a safe place to rest away from the frontline of care.

“I’ve watched the NHS workers come back to the hotel after a challenging day and I really wanted to let them know how much we appreciate what they are doing,” explained Megan.

She is a member of the Portsmouth Coronavirus Support Group and when she put out a post asking for followers of the Facebook group to support her idea, she was overwhelmed by the response.

“I came up with the idea of making hampers for the NHS workers who are currently with us at the hotel.

“I shared my idea with the Facebook group and it was amazing how the community responded,” she said.

Megan and her colleagues were able to put together hampers with both practical and pampering items.

“The NHS staff had told us how sore their hands were due to constant washing and we were able to include aloe vera hand cream along with items such as face masks, relaxing bath gels, slippers and easter eggs,” she explained.

In total they were able to create 17 hampers and these were left in the NHS workers rooms as a nice surprise after they returned from their shift.

Queens Hotel Managing Director Farid Yeganeh said: “I am delighted the small team we have working at the hotel to ensure it is clean and safe for our NHS guests, have been able to show their appreciation in this way.

“I have always been aware that we have a really special team working at the hotel and this just underlines it. I look forward to being able to welcome back the whole Queens Hotel team once the lockdown is over,” he said.


20th April 2020

COVID-19 Update

We are working on a plan to re-open The Queens Hotel by 4 July that ensures the safety of our staff and guests and we have completed a risk assessment in line with the latest advice.