FRONTLINE NHS staff have been given a helping hand by Bromsgrove School’s headmaster, a small number of remaining boarders and residential staff who have joined forces to produce personal protection equipment (PPE).
The team has made a staggering 815 face shields in the school’s design technology (DT) department.
Former pupil Coun Aled Luckman collected the first batch of shields for distribution and they are now being used on ward six of Redditch’s Alexandra Hospital where his sister and former head girl is a junior doctor in cardiology.
Staff member Tracy Limbrick and pupils have also been busy making 35 scrub bags.
More of Bromsgrove’s face shields are now being used to help protect staff across the region, from district nurses to those working in ermergency departments and ICU.
In addition, 290 pairs of goggles from various departments across the school have been delivered to County Hall to be distributed wherever they are needed.
Among the places to have benefited have been ICUs in Worcester and Redditch, the x-ray department at the Worcestershire Royal, the haemophilia and Accident and Emergency units at Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital, NHS Staff Covid swabbing, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, the Primrose Hospice, Burcot Nursing Home and NHS GPs, nursing staff and local district nurses, Stourport Pharmacy, Wyre Forest GP, Worcestershire Royal Hospital, BHH ITU, NHS Staff Covid swabbing, Emergency Department at Newcross Hospital, Winyates Health Centre, Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust, Wyre Forest GPs, Dudley GPs, local care home agencies and community care workers.
Headmaster, Mr Clague thanked head of DT Mr Matthews for designing and making all the parts so they were ready to be assembled.
We are proud to support the NHS, Key Workers and everyone working on the frontline through this pandemic,” he added.