Sewing superheroes have donated more than 350 sets of homemade scrubs to help out medical staff at Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie maternity hospitals.
The welcome donations were made in response to an appeal put out two weeks ago to help supplement existing supplies.
Both hospitals registered with ‘For the Love of Scrubs’, a national organisation of people who have come together to help provide frontline staff with scrubs. The organisation has drawn up patterns, materials and washing specifications for volunteers to follow, which are available on a dedicated section of the Trust’s website, https://www.cuh.nhs.uk/scrub-donations
Deputy medical director, Dr Liam Brennan, said: “We would like to thank volunteers for their help. We have been amazed by the outpouring of public support since the start of this crisis and cannot over emphasise how much this means to our staff.
We’ve received scrubs made from all sorts of patterned fabric – including sets which feature Bob the Builder and dancing Christmas penguins - and these have been snapped up by staff to use on our children’s wards.
Special thanks go to Emmaus homeless charity in Cambridge, which donated duvets and sheets to sewing volunteers.
The request was made as Cambridge University Hospitals, like many other hospitals up and down the country, reached a point where it was calling on volunteers to help bolster the supply of scrubs.
We think it is prudent to take advantage of the generous offers of help received, and we are grateful to the ‘For the Love of Scrubs’ community who have created very specific instructions on what is required, so all that is made can be fully utilised.Deputy medical director, Dr Liam Brennan
The hospital now has sufficient supplies of scrubs.