October 21, 2021

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Fuel shortage, headache for English medical facility

As the UK enters its second week of crisis marked by long queues at gas stations, caregivers and workers in key industries are angry and demanding priority access to pumps so they can go to work. For the staff at Chipstead Lake, the consequences are very real. Some were unable to come to work due to petrol shortages, while others were looking for open stations or waiting in line to refuel, which added to the fatigue and stress of their business.

“Doing the work of two people”

Amy McCauley, a 35-year-old employee who lives thirty kilometers from the company, admits she lost her job for several days: “I can’t find petrol”, He explains to AFP. Look for fuel in the evening or early morning, “It’s really stressful”, She agrees. “Will it last until Christmas? I don’t know.” The petrol shortage started last week, citing supply problems by distributors due to shortage of drivers. Experts estimate that there are less than 100,000 truck drivers in the UK due to epidemics and Brexit.

Motorists, worried about the drought, rushed to the stations. More than a quarter of independent stations remained dry on Thursday, despite calls for peace and signs of government-sponsored “stabilization.” Linda Ado, director of Chipstead Lake, notes that the absence of some staff “has consequences for residents because they have to wait a long time to receive care, but the staff on duty also have to work harder, which makes them tired.” She insists that those who are must “Doing the work of two people”.

Period “Suffering”

Amy McCauley could not come to work every day. (AFP – Joe Jackson)

In another company it manages far away from there, the non-existent one day reaching a quarter of the staff, which led to the cancellation of some appointments for its residents. “These are important appointments for the hospital and they missed it because they didn’t have drivers.”, She regrets. “I don’t know if it’s okay”, She agrees, “This is a very scary time … it’s worrying for everyone.” Beyond the staff, the families of some of the residents have not been able to see them this week, and the two vehicles in the house – a minibus and a car – commonly used for excursions, are immobile to store petrol.

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“Boxing canceled, races canceled: whole life (of residents) affected”, Barry-Anne apologizes to Dowling’s manager, “Sadness” This social activity at the local club “It’s one of their favorite things.” “The last thing they want is to be locked up again after two years of covetousness and not be able to go anywhere or see anyone.”She’s annoyed by the story. ” Repeat. “

Ensuring the crisis eases, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said there was no need to give priority access to workers in key sectors such as caregivers. And while some gas stations have chosen to set aside time for essential workers, Chipstead Lake employee Sandra, who has to walk more than an hour to get to work this week, does not understand the government’s decision. “Some people really need help, especially caregivers”, Says this 63-year-old woman It makes one wonder how the establishment works.