We are all acutely aware of the continued concerns raised about the lack of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) that NHS and care workers have access to when treating patients with Covid 19.
St. John Wall Catholic School therefore suggested the donation of their science department’s safety goggles and spectacles. They also organised a collection and delivery service of supplies from other schools.
Approximately 270 pairs of goggles and spectacles were collected by Miss Lally from the school and delivered to staff working at Queen Elizabeth hospital, Heartlands hospital and the West Midlands Ambulance Service.
Nurse McNally who works at the Queen Elizabeth hospital said, “As a ward we were amazed at the school’s offer and generosity at what has been a very difficult time. We are all very worried about the coronavirus situation and when we have come into contact with patients showing symptoms, we have not had the right PPE to protect ourselves from the virus and prevent further spread to others. The donation of safety goggles and spectacles by St. John Wall will be helping to save so many lives. We really appreciate the support shown to us. Thank you to St. John Wall Catholic School”.
Other schools that have also donated equipment include Aston University Engineering Academy, Aston Manor Academy, City Academy Birmingham and John Willmott School.
Further information on how to continue with NHS support
Birmingham City Council is now coordinating this effort and is asking for donations of PPE for use by our front-line staff, care providers, social workers and volunteers who are delivering essential services across the city. Items such as disposable aprons, latex or Nitrell gloves, face masks, hand sanitiser, eye protection and overshoes would be appreciated. If you have any PPE that you could donate, please complete the form on the website at https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/info/50231/coronavirus_covid-19/2087/donations_of_protective_equipment