Attention: You are using an outdated browser, device or you do not have the latest version of JavaScript downloaded and so this website may not work as expected. Please download the latest software or switch device to avoid further issues.

News > Life After Hymers > Charles Carruthers (OH 2005-15) provides a helping hand

Charles Carruthers (OH 2005-15) provides a helping hand

OH helps his Dad's surgery with the booster vaccine roll out over the winter
Charles and his dad, Simon, at work
Charles and his dad, Simon, at work

Charles Carruthers was at Hymers College from 2005 to 2015.  He has recently been helping his father, who is a GP, at The Old Fire Station Surgery in Beverley during their busy time with the booster vaccination programme.

Simon Carruthers has worked at The Old Firestation Surgery for over 30 years and they as a practice have taken an active role in the Covid-19 vaccination programme from the start. For this winter, the government sought to roll out the booster programme as quickly as possible which meant late evening clinics, home visits for the highly vulnerable as well as clinics on a Saturday.

This of course, put immense pressure on the staff at the Old Firestation Surgery and the NHS at large. As a consequence, to relieve some of the pressures on the receptionists at the surgery, Charles offered to help out. This was apparently taken very well (particularly from the receptionists!) and he was roped into helping out over the winter period.

His duties included entire Saturdays dedicated to coordinating queues of people at the door, ensuring they were in the right place and had a booking. He also assisted his father on home visits (which Simon did on his days off) by being his driver around Beverley and surrounding areas. This meant he didn't have to worry about finding a place to park every time he visited the highly vulnerable.  More recently, he has assisted on the administration of patients while Simon jabbed them on Wednesday evenings too.

Although Simon's father did not attend Hymers College (he went to Merchant Taylors), his mother was a governor at Hymers College up until very recently, so the family have close connections with the school.

Charles has great memories of his teachers Paul Cook, James Tapley and Steve Walmsley from his time at Hymers College.

Similar stories

Dhriti Sharma, OH 2021-23, is currently in her first year at Liverpool University studying More...

Andy Brown, OH 1984-94, spoke to the Sixth Form Engineering Society More...

Claire Charman (née Robinson), OH 1990-95 is Head of Commercial Division at Stamp Jackson More...

Phil Almond, OH 1997-2001, remembers singing for the late Queen as she distributed Royal M More...

Celebrated on 8 March, the global day recognises the social, economic, cultural and politi More...

Finlay Ulrick, OH 2008-16, left Hymers College to establish a successful ice-hockey career More...

Oliver Cook, OH 1990-99, played for England Rugby 7s in 2009 More...

Peter Cowley, OH 1964-73, is shortly publishing a memoir, which covers some of the challen More...

Most read

Laura Saunders née Williamson (at Hymers 2000 - 2003)

A love of sport has taken Laura all around the world... More...

The History students visited the graves of Old Hymerians, who sadly lost their lives in WW1 More...

Have your say

 
This website is powered by
ToucanTech