Our small team is now starting to get back to work, from their own homes, and will be doing their best to get Pelican up and running again so that we can continue to deliver our mission of driving innovation and development in bowel cancer, focusing particularly on advancing surgical treatment.
While, sadly, Pelican is still not able to undertake its prime mission – to educate clinicians across the UK to improve the treatment of bowel cancer, we are exploring the possibility of delivering online training. At the same time, clinical staff across the NHS continue to work extremely hard to treat all patients who need attention, which includes all those with Covid-19.
The Trustees of Pelican Cancer Foundation reluctantly decided to furlough our brilliant team during the earlier peak of the pandemic because they were not able to carry out their normal roles, including organising education programmes and fundraising events. We also offered our office space to the hospital in Basingstoke so that administrative staff could work there and free up space for the clinical services in the hospital.
We are working on a path through this difficult time for Pelican so that we can continue to work with clinicians throughout the NHS. We have started to explore the potential to deliver our education programmes online so that NHS staff do not need to travel to continue to learn. A new direction for Pelican!
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