School’s design pupils make 1,000 face makes for NHS workers

NHS staff wearing the PPE

A school’s technology class has designed and made 1,000 face masks to protect NHS staff.

They’ve been delivered to the Lincoln County Hospital, Lincolnshire.

The pupils are now looking to make an extra 2,500 items of personal protection equipment (PPE).

Dale Hardy, head of the Sir Robert Pattinson Academy in Lincoln, heard how PPE was in short supply at the hospital.

He asked the school’s head of the design and technology department if something could be done.

Mr Hardy said: “The school has always placed a great deal of emphasis on playing a positive role in the local community and it’s at times like this that it really matters.

“When I heard how desperate hospital staff were for personal protection items, I was confident we could help.

“With Dave’s agreement and commitment we have been able to produce hundreds for NHS staff with hundreds more in the pipeline.

“If our efforts can help protect just one member of staff or patient from contracting this appalling virus then it will have been worth the effort.”

A spokesman for the United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust said:

“We are extremely grateful to the staff at Sir Robert Pattinson Academy for providing this vital equipment, the support we are receiving from the local community is making a huge difference.

“These visors will play a significant part in protecting our staff and patients.”


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Philip Braund spent 16 years at the Daily Mirror as a reporter and news editor before moving to ITV. He was the series producer of the ground-breaking investigation programme The Cook Report, Managing Editor at ITV's Millbank Studios, and Head of News at ITV Central. He has won national and regional Royal Television Society awards for documentaries.

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