I am a doctor in general surgery at Wellington.
We need to change into hospital scrubs at work due to the risk of bringing covid-19 home to our families and we also wear them while operating. We often come into contact with body fluids as well. The hospital scrubs are laundered daily by the hospital.
There is now a hospital shortage of scrubs due to more staff wanting to wear scrubs during their time in the hospital as they don't want to bring their work clothes home.
We were asked today to provide our own clothes during ward work for when there are no scrubs available, and to bag our work clothes and shower then change to a different set of clothes on leaving the hospital. I'm hopeful the hospital would be doing something to source more garments, but sometimes things move slowly.
For our general surgical team we have 21 rmo and we are front line dealing with patients every single day. I wanted to try and organise 42 sets of scrubs to be made that we can use for our teams, 2 each.
If you could pass this one to anyone in the textiles or manufacturing/garment business it would be great.
Looking for a donation or significant discount as this is self funded and this is something that should be provided anyway to us all.
If anyone can assist with this please get in touch.
eg. Give me email addresses for businesses that I can email this out to.
I'm very busy with organizing other things, during this busy time, so if GP army can help with contact addresses it would be great. I just emailed stuff to help, maybe they can just do a story.