A charity is bringing airline workers collectively to assist healthcare staff by opening airport lounges in two New York Metropolis hospitals which were laborious hit by COVID-19.
Mission Wingman USA launched on Friday, opening its first two lounges for frontline healthcare heroes at Flushing and Jamaica Hospitals. In these lounges, crew members serve healthcare staff snacks and (nonalcoholic) drinks whereas providing peer help.
Described as a spot the place “doctors and nurses can come during, after or before their shift to relax for a bit and enjoy a beverage, snack and a chat — all to take their mind off COVID-19,” the group’s motto is: “First class service for healthcare staff”
Native cabin crew and uniformed pilots are being requested to volunteer right here, and the undertaking is hoping to broaden to different hard-hit cities sooner or later. Up to now, workers from Norwegian Air, JetBlue, Spirit, Delta, United, Endeavor and American Airways have signed up for service.
In response to the group’s web site, the undertaking was launched in London’s Whittington Hospital “earlier this month by two pilots, easyJet’s Emma Henderson and British Airway’s Dave Fielding” who have been instantly joined by volunteers from Norwegian, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and easyJet.
“If you are airline crew with transferable skills, you can volunteer and help support the doctors and nurses working on the frontline to save patients of COVID-19,” the positioning notes. “You will help create a First Class environment for the hardworking health care professionals to relax and wind down… Your time and skills are extremely valuable in this setting.”