Huel for the NHS

Been hearing from friends about some savage shifts and difficult working environments in hospitals that, sadly, are likely to get harder.

These guys are awesome, the NHS is awesome. Can we help keep them going?

Huel RTDs and bars would be a superb addition to their days, a friendly challenge to you @Julian, can you find a way to help our healthcare workers? :wink:

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I love this idea. Logistically it’s probably impossible, at least in the near future. I’m sure Huel had a plan to scale up their production, but over the next few years, not the next few weeks.

Huel could (maybe) increase their incoming raw materials by 10x, but they can’t increase their output by 10x. Even if they immediately hired 10x more staff, they don’t have the equipment.

It’s like how people expect the supermarkets to smoothly switch to home deliveries. Unless we all pray to the God of Refrigerated Vans, they simply can’t.

Hopefully there are things Huel can do, and they’re doing it. I really hope so. And there are things all of us can do too, especially if we have our own transport and are not particularly vulnerable to the virus.

NHS Volunteer Responders has been set up to support the NHS during the COVID-19 outbreak. To do this we need an ‘army’ of volunteers who can support the 1.5m people in England who are at most risk from the virus to stay well. Our doctors, nurses and other professionals will be able to refer people in to NHS Volunteer Responders and be confident that they have been matched with a reliable, named volunteer.

https://www.goodsamapp.org/NHS

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Aye potentially, to be honest I’m not sure what my suggestion would even look like, but even just some Huel for one hospital could be a big help going off what NHS friends have said.

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Yes I agree, and I don’t want to be overly pessimistic. If Huel can support their local hospital that would be amazing.

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Or have a crowdfunder for your local hospital, it’s a lot of work to get these campaigns going.

@David thanks for link for volunteers - registered!

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Hmm. Given that getting ready-to-eat/drink Huel products out to every NHS site in the country within a few days is likely to be impossible logistically and in terms of stock, how about a more long-term approach?

Extend the current “Military Personnel and Students only” discount to include NHS workers. Permanently.

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We are looking for ways to help.

We did speak to the local hospital, they weren’t interested.

So we are going to look at other ways. Please remember we are very short of stock (and out of stock of some products), our team is currently struggle to keep up with demand (manufacturing, logistics, etc.) our customer service team is struggling to keep up. There is no online system to valid NHS staff unlike students and military. And finally in total over the last 4.5 years we haven’t made a profit overall.

I will get back to you once we have more info.

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Thanks for all you and your team are doing, @Julian Much appreciated x

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That really surprises me, but kudos for trying.

Wasn’t meant to add to the pressure you’re under, if you’ve tried already that’s my friendly challenge met :slight_smile:

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A quick update. Our local hospital got back to us, we now sending them some bars.

I will post more news when other initiatives are agreed.

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Thanks for trying, every little helps at the moment!
If you were interested and able to extending your discount to the NHS and emergency services, the system they use is the Blue Light Card which can be used for online or in store discounts (similar to the Defence Discount Card used by the military).