I have a question. During all the heartache and horrible events that are happening in the UK and the world right now, if a major incident happened in another city would I be allowed to go and volunteer at another hospital? Say something happened would I as a nurse be able to jump in my car and go help out or would legislation get in the way? Not sure if anyone knows the answer and of course I could ring the relative hospitals at the time. Just wondered if it were a possibility as would like to be helpful wherever possible. I know locally nurses go to their hospitals and help in major incidents but I wasn't sure if that only applies to people that work in that area/trust normally. Thanks.
Nov 9, '17
I don't know about other countries but I am a listed volunteer with the Red Cross and a remote mountain rescue team. When something happens I get a call if I can go I go - If not I decline.