"This is our contribution to the huge community effort occurring all over Glasgow. Cosmo has always offered a discount to NHS staff and this is our way of saying thank you."
STAFF at a popular Glasgow restaurant which was forced to close due to the coronavirus pandemic have still been busy in the kitchen preparing hot meals for frontline workers at Leverndale Hospital.
COSMO, in Silverburn Shopping Centre, temporarily closed its doors to customers in March but the much-loved restaurant is making 50 free hot meals a day for doctors and nurses in the critical care departments.
The restaurant’s chefs decided to return to the restaurant to show their support for NHS staff as they battle through extraordinary long shifts in exceptional situations.
Cosmo spokesman Kan Koo said: “Keyworkers across Glasgow are going above and beyond the call of duty everyday and we really wanted to do something to support them.
“This is our contribution to the huge community effort occurring all over Glasgow. Cosmo has always offered a discount to NHS staff and this is our way of saying ‘thank you’ for the work everyone at Leverndale Hospital is doing.
“We hope it gives staff a little morale boost to know that we are thinking of them and that a hot hearty meal gives them the energy to face their shifts with renewed vigour.”
The family restaurant, which serves more than 150 dishes from around the world, is delivering a variety of tasty oriental and Indian dishes.
Spokesperson for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Lorraine Dick, said: “We are extremely grateful to everyone offering a range of supports to our health and social care workers.
“There is a lot of goodwill at this extremely challenging time and we are overwhelmed by people’s generosity.”
Glen Bland, from the Scottish Ambulance Service, said: “On behalf of the Scottish Ambulance Service throughout the Glasgow region and beyond, can I pass on our genuine thanks to all the people involved who donated meals for our front line staff.”