Medical Staff are facing Coronavirus bravely. Let's help get them the protection they deserve.
UPDATE: We have reached our target but your donations are still welcomed and are going to help get the much needed masks and gowns to the community front line in Scotland!
UPDATE: If you need PPE please e-mail [email protected]
We are a dedicated fundraiser helping to bring PPE to those working in the frontline of the community in Scotland during this fight against Coronavirus
- PPE means Personal Protective Equipment - Masks, Gloves and Gowns
- Scottish medical staff need PPE
- We have reputable suppliers of gowns and masks which meet the standards required for NHS and offer the highest level of protection. This is what our staff deserve.
- This is an urgent appeal. The peak of coronavirus is predicted to hit over the next two weeks. In the meantime our heroes are treating patients who are contagious but not showing symptoms.
- The Scottish Government are aware of this campaign and helping it to achieve maximum effect.
Quite rightly, the limited amount of PPE in Scotland is prioritised for staff working in Intensive Care, BUT this leaves many community staff, such as GPs, Community Nurses, Ambulance Staff, Carers and Social Workers, less well protected, even though they are the ones coming into our homes to assist us if we are too unwell to get to a hospital.
- we are already seeing the deaths of doctors and nurses here in the UK
- 23% of ICU patients in Italy were medical staff who contracted Covid-19 while doing their job
- This can be avoided. We need every medical professional to stay fit and healthy to help keep YOU fit and healthy.
- Please help us protect them.
What PPE Looks Like
This is what our front line staff are wearing here in the UK. This minimal protection is already in limited supply, and compared to other countries does not keep them safe.
The Government is increasing the supply of PPE and this campaign exists not in competition with the Government but alongside it and the campaign will help to increase the amount of PPE reaching the front line here in Scotland.
£15 buys a gown and a mask
£100 protects 6 medical staff a day.
We really, really need your help to buy PPE equipment for our medical teams. Your donation will save lives. Not just those of the medical staff but of their families and the patients they treat.
Whatever you can give, nothing is too small and 100% of money donated goes directly to getting the necessary PPE to our invaluable community frontline staff.
UPDATE: We are working with these 2 fundraising teams in Scotland getting PPE to the frontline. They are:
Med Supply Drive Scotland:
If you have PPE you can donate please contact Med Supply Drive Scotland using this form: Med supply drive donation of PPE form
Making visors to protect frontline staff (NHS, Carers, Police etc). They are making for free but need to pay for materials. You can order on Visor order form and donate on VisUp+ donate
Twitter @masks4scotland #masksforscotland
General Enquiries: [email protected]
If your site needs PPE contact: [email protected]
Jill Belch, FRCP, MD, OBE, FR(E), FAMedSci.
Jill Belch is a Professor of Vascular Medicine at the University of Dundee, in Scotland, where until January 2016 she was the Research Dean then Co-Dean of the Medical School. She was also NHS Tayside R&D Director for 10 years also to 2016. Further she established and became Co-Director of the Tayside Academic Health Partnership. She is a founder Fellow of the Academy of Medical Science and a Fellow and Council Member of the Royal Society, Edinburgh. She is currently Head of the Institute of Cardiovascular Research. Professor Belch is Chair or former Chair of trial steering committees for 17 international multicentre clinical trials of new treatments for vascular disease, and she has authored over 400 publications in peer-reviewed journals. She is Immediate Past President of the UK Section of Vascular Medicine at the Royal Society of Medicine, and is currently President of the European Society for Vascular Medicine (ESVM), for whom she also chairs the ESVM Guidelines Committee. She was awarded an OBE in 2016 for Services to Medicine, and became the Saltire Outstanding Woman of the Year in 2019.
Special Thanks to Scone and District Community Council
The funds go from this crowdfunding page directly to the Registered Charity
The Gloag Foundation, Registered Charity Number SC035799