The management team behind a Co. Armagh hotel have this afternoon (Friday) issued a clarification on NHS accommodation following a social media backlash.
The hotel said they wanted to offer some clarity on an earlier post regarding accommodation for NHS staff.
The Portadown business came under fire on social media in what appeared to have been an outdated screenshot, whereby they were charging an NHS staff member a discounted hotel rate – days before handing over their premises to the NHS.
“Since the government requirement to close our doors, we have been working closely with the NHS Accommodation team to identify how we can best accommodate NHS staff in a safe and secure way,” a spokesperson said.
“During this emergency period, NHS staff can arrange their stay at the Seagoe through the Craigavon Area Hospital Accommodation office.
“As with other hotels across the country providing emergency accommodation, we have entered into a contract directly with the NHS to ensure we are operating the hotel safely during this time.
“There is no cost to individual NHS staff members.
“If you’re an NHS staff member or know someone who is, please contact the accommodation team at CAH for more information.
“We are extremely grateful to our very hardworking staff for their efforts and service during this difficult time.
“We look forward to welcoming our NHS heroes to the Seagoe.”