Help from your community

Help from your community

There has been a huge outpouring of support for our staff during the pandemic . This includes national companies, local businesses, charities, community groups and individuals who all want to support Trust staff by doing what they can to help. The below organisations have kindly been in contact with us to offer their services.   

Disclaimer: Please note, these offers are not officially endorsed by the Trust, so please check out their product and services reviews as you would normally would when engaging a paid for service. All offers are live at the time of publishing, but please check with the company before ordering to find out their latest offers.  


Wellbeing offers

  • Free skincare samples
    Thornton & Ross Pharmaceutical Company is donating free samples from the Cetraben® and Zeroderma® emollient ranges to alleviate dry skin issues as NHS staff work around the clock to care for patients.Request your creams here:


  • Bags of kindness
    Hannah and Lisa work for University Hospitals Plymouth and have been putting together bags for staff containing small items such as toiletries, food and stationery. The idea is to let staff know they are appreciated and to spread a little bit of kindness. 

  • FREE weekly on-line gym session
    Barch Richmond is offering a free weekly online gym session for NHS staff on Friday mornings. They can cope with up to 100 people in the class. There are more details on: If you are interested, get in touch with Lyd on


Food and drink

  • On site 
    Level 6 Fresh from Warrens: 20% discount.
    Level 7 Goodness at Greens Restaurant: 20% discount
    Level 5 Café, Terence Lewis Building Additional vends & free tea/coffee now available 
    Vending machines at the hospital – 20% discount (also free hot drinks vend on Level 9 and 11 and in TLB L5 café)


  • Crownhill Co-op
    Co-op in Crownhill has offered to hold food and essentials for NHS staff, for them to pick up when possible. Please email for more details


  • WHSmith - hospital stores
    In addition to offering 20% off for all NHS staff in our WHS stores, WHSmith is selling an additional 120 essential Sainsbury (JS) lines; from pasta, tinned products, tea, coffee, household cleaning products, toilet roll are all available and have been price matched to JS supermarket pricing with an additional 20% off.

WHSmith are also offering a free bottle of Evian (750ml) or Volvic Touch of Fruit (500ml) with any purchase, only on friday, 17 April (limited stock).


  • Pizza Hut Bircham Park, Derriford
    50% discount to NHS staff on home deliveries. Pre-pay over the phone, stating you are NHS staff and show your NHS badge to the delivery driver. Place your order to Pizza Hut on 01752 761030.


  • Just eat
    NHS staff get 25% off until the 13th April. Get your discount code here


  • Tamar Growers
    Click and collect food delivery click and collect service to Derriford Health and Leisure Centre. Orders must be  placed online by Tuesday at 14:30 for collection on Fridays between 15:45 – 14:30 at DHLC. 



  • AA Free NHS breakdown cover
    If you break down travelling between home and work, call 24/7 on a dedicated NHS number 0800 072 5064. A patrol will be sent to try and fix your vehicle on the spot free of charge. If they can't, they'll take you to where you need to be. To make sure they get out to you as quickly as possible, fill in the form online and they'll send you a text with the phone number so you have everything to hand, just in case.


  • Taxi Commuting
    Reduced taxi rate for all NHS staff to and from work. Luke, licensed taxi. Contact number 07830948904.


  • Car Servicing
    South West Lotus Centre Ltd isoffering cut price servicing for NHS staff. Present your ID and the discounts will apply.  A courtesy car can be offered for use whilst the work is carried out and an MOT test can be arranged should your vehicle require one. Collection can be arranged from Tavistock, Gunnislake, Callington, Lifton, Lewdown and Launceston postcodes. Call them for full details on 01566 784152.


  • Car Rental

  • Rentafford - 50% discount. Whether your vehicle has broken down or you need more transport, cars, van's and minibuses available. Telephone: 01822 614317.
  • Europcar - 10% discount to NHS staff.

    Free third-party liability insurance and access to Cycling UK’s legal advice line. Members can also receive online retail discounts; and a digital copy of Cycle, the UK’s most-read cycling magazine. The offer is available online here




  • Happy Days Nursery
    Extended childcare for NHS staff.


  • Tops Day Nursery
    Priority is given children of parents working in the NHS and Emergency Services. Tops Day Nurseries has six nurseries based near the hospital and caters for UHP staff. Open for children from 0-5 from 6am until 8pm. Subject to places being available, children of age 5-11 can also be catered for. 




  • Martin Lewis Money Saving Expert 'NHS staff freebies & discounts'
  • Plymouth Medical Students Helping Hands Group
    They want to give back something small in return for the great sacrifices staff are making during this challenging time. From offering help with childcare to grocery shopping to looking after pets, this scheme consists of medical students wanting to help you where needed, so you can continue to work where you are needed most. This group is on Facebook and aims to simply facilitate contact between healthcare workers and student volunteers who are able to help, after which it is up to the students and healthcare professionals to establish the conditions of work. If you are interested in the scheme and/or are looking for some help, please join the group here. Alternatively email Please join the page and spread the word to your colleagues.


  • Scout Group Goody bags
    1st Plympton Scout Group have made goody parcels/bags and cards at home to thank NHS staff for their hard work during this difficult time.


  • Bloom & Wild
    The letterbox flower company is offering 40% off to NHS and oublic service workers. Request your dicount code here.


  • Locksmith
    Sir Fix A Lock - mobile service made available at the hospital with keys cut at discounted rate. Call 07540 998558

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