The NHS has appealed for protective equipment for staff on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic.
NHS suppliers are asking DIY stores to donate visors and glasses to hospital staff, amid concern that rising numbers of medics are falling ill after exposure to coronavirus. The Arboricultural Association would like to appeal to any arboriculture businesses to donate whatever they can in the way of suitable PPE to their local hospitals.
Last week the Health Care Supply Association tweeted:
“If any DIY stores want to help at this time then donating supplies of visors and glasses will greatly help NHS staff.”
Suitable protective glasses and any polycarbonate clear face visors can be sent to your local hospital, or if you have a large amount of stock you’d like to donate you can email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to Peter Barton, who suggested this idea after receiving an AA Coronavirus email newsletter last week. Peter said:
“They don't have nowhere near enough for nurses to protect them from COVID 19. I have managed to buy three Oregon units for my wife, son and daughter who are front line nurses. But they are in very short supply. I successfully removed the ear defenders to allow the use of the Oregon visors I purchased. Any donations to your members local hospital would be gratefully received.”
NHS appeals to DIY shops for protective equipment