Nurses in the garden
15th May 2020

Thank you PPE suppliers!

In these testing times amid the coronavirus outbreak it feels like community spirit has really ramped up. People seem to be helping each other more than ever, eager to find an opportunity to support others wherever they can.

It’s become really important for healthcare professionals and other frontline key workers to be able to wear much needed PPE to help protect the safety of both themselves and people they interact with. PPE is either hard to come by or only available at ridiculously inflated costs as we have noticed when trying to secure supplies of our own.

We have been extremely lucky and fortunate enough to have been supplied various PPE items which have been donated through pure generosity. We have received donations of face visors and purple scrubs for every one of our nurses, all made by the clever employees at independent school Prior Park College in Bath. The material for these was kindly donated by Mark Pickles who owns Mark Pickles Sewing Studio in Bath, a specialist supplier of sewing machines and fabrics. We’ve also received a delivery of handmade laundry bags for washing clothes in at the end of each nurse’s shift, donated by Laura at Southwest Uniform Bags for NHS & Carers.

In addition, the service we’ve received from Neil and Theresa at TWS Trading in Birmingham where we have sourced face masks has been amazing.

These items are being utilised by all of our nurses who can be seen below wearing the kit. Mark Pickles can also be seen in the photo below outside his shop.