13th Aug, 2020

Schools answer the call for PPE from desperate health chiefs

SCHOOLS and colleges in Worcestershire have donated 2,500 pieces of eye protection to help the local health trust in its battle against coronavirus.

Last week Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust launched an urgent appeal for any available eye protection equipment to be donated to local hospitals.

Now, after an unprecedented response from more than 50 schools and colleges across the county the donations have been delivered to County Hall in Worcester for distribution.

Councillor Marcus Hart, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Education and Skills, said: “We are overwhelmed by the response from our schools and colleagues that have donated the supplies they have to help the frontline effort of our NHS workers.

“We were taken aback by the sheer numbers and the speed of the response and want to thank each and every school and college for answering the call and helping protect those frontline workers.”

A spokesperson for Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust said: “The generous help and support we are receiving from our local community is both uplifting and humbling.

“If any individuals, business or organisations are interested in offering donations they are welcome to contact the trusts charity on 01562 828869 or wah-tr.helpworcsacute@nhs.net

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