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Croydon's healthcare workers need scrubs to protect themselves and patients from COVID-19 - due to a nationwide shortage we are making them

by Anna Edwards-McConway in Croydon, England, United Kingdom

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We are getting more requests for scrubs on an ongoing basis so can't predict how much we will need to spend on this at the moment. Any funds not used for scrubs required by healthcare workers in Croydon and nearby regions will be donated to the NHS Charities Together.


Can you help local healthcare workers to help your family and friends? 

We are a Croydon based group who are sewing scrubs as part of the national effort "For the Love of Scrubs". We are also receiving orders directly through the “Scrub Hub” initiative. We have already delivered 90 sets of scrubs to GP practices throughout the borough, are currently working on making more scrubs and are now receiving requests from care homes, hospices and other healthcare workers. We would like to help if we can.

In the NHS only a quarter of the workforce ordinarily wear scrubs: they are usually only worn in theatres and A&E to be clean for theatres and to be easily dirty and replaceable in A&E. However, within this pandemic, everywhere is considered dirty and everyone needs scrubs. It doesn’t take long to work out that a staggering number of additional garments are needed.

To keep clean and safe, scrubs are being requested by carers and nurses in care homes and hospices too.

Makers have been sourcing and paying for their own cloth but this will be finite and is inefficient. In order to get the scrubs sewn up quickly it is helpful to be able to provide fabric to our group centrally.

We need financial backing to do this, which is where you can help.

It takes 3.5 metres to make a pair of scrubs and with tape for the drawstring waist and a roll of thread costs around £15 in materials per pair, no-one is charging for their time.

If you are willing and able please sponsor materials for scrubs. 

The sum of the small amounts will make a huge difference, thank you so much for any help you can give.

This text was edited on 30 April 2020 to reflect the wider purpose that funds raised will be used from this point onwards. Any donations made prior to this edit will be used only for scrubs for NHS workers as stated previously.

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