Scrubs and Masks for the Frimley Park Hospital and RMAS

Back in April when the country went into lockdown due to the Coronavirus Rachel was contacted by a former colleague and the Head of Quality at Frimley Park Beth Bal, asking for the WI’s help making scrubs for nurses and doctors working in the hospital.

Rachel put a call out to all WI-Flyers and Hart WI’s looking for help in doing this. A pattern was sourced and printed for the WI by Medical Illustrations at FPH. It was suggested that we could use old duvet covers, sheet or cotton fabric.

Ladies emptied their linen cupboards and went online and ordered fabric, elastic and interfacing to rise to the challenge.

Ladies emptied their linen cupboards and went online and ordered fabric, elastic and interfacing to rise to the challenge.

Over the next few weeks and months our Hart ladies including WI-Flyers put their feet to the sewing machine pedals and produced for Frimley Park Hospital:

  • 48 sets of scrubs
  • 57 Scrub bags
  • 7 Surgical caps
  • 10 hairbands
  • 23 pairs of knitted hearts
  • 10 crocheted mask adapters

WI-Flyers ladies and other WI members in Hart produced masks and aprons for other groups and are going to be helping produce aprons for the Rushmoor Voluntary Service volunteers in Farnborough.

Wendy Wilkinson (our Treasurer) herself has been part of a Scrubs group producing scrubs for RMAS (Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. She has to date overlocked 300 sets! Well done Wendy and thank you everyone who helped sew or donated fabric and time.

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