Ride-hailing firm Uber are set to offer NHS staff free rides this holiday period according to a source.
Anyone with an NHS or HSC email address will be able to claim two £10 Uber rides to and from work over the holidays, and a £10 meal or grocery delivery over Christmas via Uber Eats.
This is the fifth year Uber has supported NHS staff over Christmas, the company says. According to the controversial app who have faced a number of legal battles over the past few years, last year more than 130,000 NHS and HSC staff used the offer.
Ash Kebriti, General Manager for the UK and Ireland, Uber, said: “Almost two years into the pandemic, everyone that works for the NHS or HSC deserves support more than ever as they continue to work tirelessly to keep us safe. Once again we’re offering our thanks to these vital workers over the Christmas period to ensure they can get to work and home safely again, as well as enjoying a well-earned meal on Uber Eats.”
Dee Jama, NHS Neonatal Nurse in Birmingham, said: “It’s amazing to receive this helping hand from Uber over the busy festive period again this year. After particularly long days or nights at the hospital, making the journey home on public transport or cooking a meal for myself and my family can really be exhausting. It’s just one less thing to worry about over the holidays.”