The expertise and first aid training of TUI Airways cabin crew will be utilised across hospitals nationwide.
The news comes as TUI UK supports a new St John Ambulance scheme to help tackle the coronavirus by relieving pressure on the NHS.
The St John Ambulance Covid-19 volunteering programme will place trained volunteers into essential NHS wards and departments around the UK to free up staff to fight the Covid-19 crisis on the frontline.
They will support with a range of agreed tasks, from caring for the elderly to basic monitoring of patients, transporting medication and maintaining cleanliness and hygiene, helping keep the NHS running as smoothly as possible during the pandemic.
Volunteers will receive two days training provided by St John Ambulance, designed to complement the cabin crew training they have already undertaken.
Jon Knight, director at St John Ambulance, said: “We’re delighted to work in partnership with TUI to create opportunities for first aid trained staff to volunteer for St John Ambulance to support their local communities and reduce pressure on the NHS.
“We really need more businesses to let their trained staff volunteer in this crisis.
“St John Ambulance needs the support of the public, businesses and clarity…