Saint Catherine's in Scarborough appeals for donations of PPE to protect frontline staff

Saint Catherine's is appealing for donations of personal protective equipment (PPE).

Tuesday, 7th April 2020, 12:43 pm
Updated Wednesday, 8th April 2020, 10:14 am

The charity has made the appeal to help ensure stocks are available to frontline staff during the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.

At this difficult time, patients are still being cared for both at the hospice and at home with staff working around the clock to ensure care is delivered safely to patients and loved ones.

Saint Catherine’s said the number one priority is the safety of patients, staff, volunteers and visitors.

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With this in mind, and in line with Government guidance, it is essential for them to have a good supply of gloves, aprons, face shields, gowns, and goggles.

Mike Wilkerson, chief executive, explained: “We are receiving some PPE from the NHS supply at no cost, some we have to buy and some is being donated.

"The requirements for staff to wear specific PPE are increasing and we are making more items available to ensure that staff can work safely, while caring for others.”

If you can help email [email protected] and they will make contact with you.

Saint Catherine's have asked people not to drop anything off directly until they have spoken to you.

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