The one thing we have learnt, in these challenging times, is how dedicated our community is to help and support others around them. Whether this is from companies, big or small, or just from volunteers and individuals, we have seen many acts of remarkable kindness as everyone rallies together to help support their local hospice.
Personal protective equipment, or PPE, is essential for our frontline staff. It protects our workers to ensure they can keep caring for patients, whilst also reducing the risk of infection. Whilst it would seem as if protective equipment such as masks and gloves are in short supply at this time, that hasn’t stopped the community donating spare equipment to their local hospice.
We’d like to thank the following companies for donating different PPE to St Elizabeth Hospice:
- RJ Dean Plasterers
- Barnes Construction
- DBA Building Contractors
- Network Rail
- Paul Henry Salon Ipswich
However, not all support takes the form of physical goods. Michael Garnham from GBS Builders Ipswich conducted some face fit testing and training to ensure our staff were given the best possible advice regarding wearing protective equipment, whilst Wyards Removals assisted in moving of items and clearing designated new areas around the hospice.
We always welcome donations of any kind at the hospice, but PPE is in limited supply. If you know someone who could help with supplying personal protective equipment, such as FFP3 valved moulded respirator masks, gloves and visors, please get in touch with us today.