April 30, 2020 4.41 pm This story is over 42 months old

For the love of scrubs! Lincoln crafters create NHS uniforms from sheets

A unique way to tackle the PPE shortage in hospitals

The Lincolnshire community have come together to create and donate homemade scrubs for for NHS frontline workers during the coronavirus crisis.

For The Love Of Scrubs is a group set up in Lincoln that uses fabrics and other materials to create protective scrubs.

The group was originally created by Ashleigh Lindsell, an A&E nurse at Boston Pilgrim Hospital. Within a couple of weeks the group had over 40,000 members.

Volunteers from the University of Lincoln, United Lincolnshire Hospital Trust and many local businesses have helped to bring this idea to life.

Lincoln University’s textiles department helping the cause. Photo: Holly Bryant

Over 450 sets have bee delivered to Lincoln County Hospital, while GPs, community nurses and St Barnabas Hospice received a further 200.

A batch of scrubs being delivered to Lincoln County Hospital.

The designs are incredibly varied, with some even using bed sheets for a more quirky look.

This key worker is sporting Lightning McQueen to help with COVID-19. Photo: Elaine Turrell

It isn’t just scrubs to wear that are being made for our NHS heroes either.

Staff at Greetwell Ward showing off their new wash bags courtesy of For The Love Of Scrubs

The self-funded group rely on donations from volunteers and others in the community, setting a target of creating another 1000 scrubs.

You can check out the group’s JustGiving page here, as well as the Facebook group here.