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URGENT Request for PPE Donations to NHS in Scotland
16th April 2020
A volunteer group of NHS doctors, medical students and allies has launched an urgent appeal for personal protective equipment (PPE) to be donated to Scottish hospitals, GP Hubs, Hospices and Care Homes.
MedSupplyDriveUKScotland (MSDUK) are focused on locating and accessing the PPE that industries and businesses across the country may have, that they would be prepared to donate to frontline healthcare staff.
This could include masks, goggles, visors, protective suits and other protective clothing, gloves, overshoes and hand sanitiser.
Donations can be made to the delivery entrance at local healthcare facilities or get in touch #DonatePPEScotland or email email@example.com, who can organise collection if necessary.
Industries that might be able to provide PPE include research labs, construction companies, colleges and universities, the beauty industry, electronics / machinery / engineering manufacturers and TV film production. Whilst there are many different types and levels of PPE, it is crucial for healthcare staff to receive as much as possible and for medical staff to decide what they can / cannot use.
MSDUK Scotland have adopted a strategic approach to this national appeal by harnessing volunteers to contact businesses and collate information on a specific Google Map, which shows hospitals / medical centres, as well as businesses that have already been contacted, in Scotland. This is central to forward planning and a useful tool if a specific area or hospital has an urgent need.
For more information about the MSDUK Scotland campaign, visit the website www.medsupplydrive.org.uk/scotland