Former patient delivers more than 240 free takeaways to Queen Alexandra Hospital staff and South Central Ambulance Service paramedics

MORE than 240 free takeaways have been delivered to hospital staff and paramedics as a thank you from a former patient.

Monday, 30th March 2020, 12:58 pm
Updated Monday, 30th March 2020, 3:39 pm

Aaron Willis from North End had knee surgery last year at Queen Alexandra Hospital after he tore his ACL.

The 34-year-old wanted to give back to the people that helped him and support staff who are working to care for patients amid the coronavirus outbreak with free takeaways from his family’s business, Wok Express in London Road.

He said: ‘The staff and paramedics are doing absolutely amazing and our family just wanted to do our bit to show support.

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Former patient Aaron Willis (right) from Wok Express delivers free takeaway to a SCAS paramedic

‘Our business is currently not open to the public but we have been doing 40 free takeaways a day for staff because after a long shift they may have problems with getting food so we want to be there for them.

‘It also means we can use up our stock and give it to people who truly deserve it.’

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Aaron, who also works in the construction industry, has been delivering the free food since last week and will deliver to QA on Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday and to Scas on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

QA acute medical unit staff with free takeaways

Speaking about the effect the Covid-19 outbreak has had on businesses, Aaron added: ‘I think it is definitely worrying for businesses as a couple of weeks ago when this all first started, business just plummeted.

‘However, I think when lockdown is over people will indulge a bit and businesses will see quick upturn. For the construction industry we were the last to be hit so we will probably be the last to come back from this.’