Nov 05, 2020
helping the NHS, coronavirus 2020

Helping the NHS – The Party Van is Back

Whilst everything else has been restricted and locked down, Sean’s party van has been quietly busy! But instead of partying, it’s been helping the NHS!  Time for a final update …

For the past month, one of the SOS Entertainment vans has been making itself useful at a GP surgery in Catford. The van’s been parked up in the surgery car park, as a ‘mobile medical unit.’ 

After an intensive internal makeover and sanitisation, it’s been helping the NHS as temporary clinical space. With the van providing this external space, the surgery’s been able to separately accommodate their flu vaccine patients. This meant they could keep the surgery space safe for other patients, whilst also providing a highly-organised flu vaccination service – minimising risk and maximising safety for staff and patients alike.

But, with lockdown lurking, the van’s efforts have come to an end, so it’s back to party mode (kind of)!

helping the NHS, coronavirus 2020
Flu vaccines have been administered safely, with social distancing from other patients in mind

Leanne Thomas,  who originally got in contact with SOS Entertainment, is part of the nursing team. Leanne has working with Sean on organising the logistics of the van’s latest job. After seeing over 300 patients safely in and out of the mobile unit, Leanne had this to say: 

"A massive thank you to SOS Entertainment and Sean O'Sullivan. The mobile unit has been collected today and we're sad to see it go ... it's been incredibly helpful during some very unprecedented times.  

Whilst this has been an exhausting and worrying time for all healthcare staff, Sean’s generosity has reminded me it’s all worthwhile and by working together we can pull through this. It’s really boosted moral knowing we were being supported."

An after-work pick up for the party van

Sean’s extremely happy to have been able to help NHS staff with the amazing job they have been doing. And not just throughout the pandemic, but also in managing these extra challenges, such as seasonal vaccinations and keeping patients safe throughut.

"I really feel privileged to get involved in helping the NHS. It made sense that whilst the van's not being used for parties, it should be used for good and for communities.   I'm very pleased the van's provided a good service and has helped the surgery out. It worked well that the surgery was able to make use of it for a bit longer as coming to pick it up has coincided with me needing to pick up some new equipment. It literally means that straight after it's work at the surgery, the van will be straight back into party mode!

Sean
did you see what he did there?

Yes, although parties can’t come out to play just yet, Sean’s busy planning to provide the best possible services he can, once the next ‘new normal’ arrives! 

The SOS Entertainment one-top-shop and products are all under review as Sean’s planning some awesome additions, perfect packages, and bespoke budget-friendly bundles for all kinds of parties!  So, if you’re planning to party, stay in touch!

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