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Wards launches Nearer To Hospitals Scheme for NHS workers to be closer to hospitals

An estate agency has launched a scheme for health workers to stay in properties closer to hospitals as they fight the coronavirus outbreak.

Wards, part of Arun Estates, has introduced the Nearer To Hospitals Scheme across Kent, getting its landlords with properties close to hospitals to significantly reduce rental fees and tenancy lengths for people that work for the NHS.

The scheme will help NHS workers be closer to hospitals
The scheme will help NHS workers be closer to hospitals

The Nearer to Hospitals Scheme - NHS for short - aims to help doctors and nurses to be nearer where they work.

Managing director of Arun Estate Agencies Ltd, Jason Bunning, said: "We came up with the idea after hearing that some hospital workers were needing to live away from their families and self isolate.

NHS workers are fighting the coronavirus outbreak
NHS workers are fighting the coronavirus outbreak

"You feel a bit helpless, so we wanted to do our bit and our landlords clearly felt the same way."

The scheme launched at the start of April, with dozens of properties available across the whole of Kent and Medway and some NHS workers are due to move in soon.

It is also running across the whole of the south of England in Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

Properties are available within the scheme are flagged up within the property search online.

Find out more about Wards at wardsofkent.co.uk (33855085)
Find out more about Wards at wardsofkent.co.uk (33855085)

To apply call the branch as normal and speak to one of the managers, who are all working from home.

To see Jason Bunning launch the scheme click here. To search for a property, go to wardsofkent.co.uk

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