Football chairman offers free hotel rooms to NHS workers

Peterhead chairman Rodger Morrison has opened up his B&B to NHS staff to let them rest in between lengthy hospital shifts.

Rooms: NHS staff are welcome to use the rooms between double shifts at the hospital.
Rooms: NHS staff are welcome to use the rooms between double shifts at the hospital.

Peterhead Football Club chairman Rodger Morrison is offering free accommodation at his county inn to NHS staff travelling to and from Aberdeen’s main hospital.

The Cock and Bull in Balmedie has five bed and breakfast rooms which he’s opened up to those travelling to work at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary (ARI) during the coronavirus pandemic.

Mr Morrison said he would be “delighted” if this could help under-pressure health care workers in some way.

Chairman Rodger Morrison has offered support.

“We were made aware of NHS staff travelling into the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary from Aberdeenshire including some from Macduff,” he said.

“They were looking for somewhere to rest their heads in between what was sometimes double shifts as opposed to making a long journey home and back in to work.

“We got in touch and offered them a place at the Cock and Bull.

“Our restaurant is closed just now so it is a difficult time for everyone but the NHS people at the ARI are on the front-line and doing tremendous work for everyone.

“If this can help them in some way, I would be delighted.”

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