DAUK in The Mirror: sewing group could be prosecuted for making scrubs

Hospitals are now seeing a shortage of scrubs. But when a local group approached their council to offer help with production, they were met with threats of prosecutions.

News of sewing community groups up and down the country helping NHS workers comes as the Daily Mirror revealed today that NHS staff have told of being forced to buy protective kit from DIY stores as the supply scandal shaming the Government deepens. Data from a tracker app developed to assess front line shortages in the war on Covid-19 showed only 52% of doctors doing high-risk procedures had the right long-sleeved gowns. And 38% of respondents to NHSppe App, set up by Doctors’ Association UK, had no eye protection at all.