May 6, 2020 11.18 am This story is over 42 months old

North Kesteven Academy produces over 2,000 PPE items for NHS

The Lincoln-based academy has been distributing thousands of PPE to frontline staff

North Kesteven Academy has distributed more than 2,000 pieces of vital PPE to local key workers.

The national PPE shortage as a result of coronavirus has been an issue tackled by many Lincolnshire communities, with North Kesteven Academy becoming the latest.

Staff volunteers at NK Academy have been using the tech department to make face visors, as well as using sewing machines for scrubs.

Scrub bags and ear savers made at the academy

Regular supplies are being sent to the Intensive Care and medical emergency units at Lincoln County Hospital.

Other supplies have gone out to Age UK, The Lincolnshire Care Association and a whole host of nursing homes.

On the academy Facebook page, a medical emergency admissions unit staff member, Vicky Burton, gave thanks on behalf of her frontline workers.

“The face visors have been vital to keeping us safe and the best fitting ones we’ve had yet, not leaving our heads sore at all.”

The first week of material production was funded by the academy themselves, but it has since set up a gofundme page to continue the effort.

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