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Addenbrooke's and Rosie maternity appeal for more scrubs

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has launched an appeal for scrubs.

The Trust says it needs sewing super-heroes to ensure Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Rosie maternity do not run out.

The hospitals have registered with ‘For the Love of Scrubs’, a national organisation of people who have come together to help provide frontline staff with scrubs.

Dr Liam Brennan in scrubs. Contributed picture (33969004)
Dr Liam Brennan in scrubs. Contributed picture (33969004)

The organisation has drawn up patterns, materials and washing specifications for volunteers to follow and are available HERE

Deputy medical director, Dr Liam Brennan, said: “We, like many other hospitals up and down the country, have reached a point where we are calling on volunteers to help us bolster our supply of scrubs.

“We think it is prudent to take advantage of the generous offers of help received, and we are grateful to the ‘For the Love of Scrubs’ community who have created very specific instructions on what is required, so all that is made can be fully utilised.

“We would like to thank volunteers in advance for their help. We have been amazed by the outpouring of public support since the start of this crisis and cannot over emphasise how much this means to our staff.”

For each set of scrubs 3.5 metres of material is needed (with a good layout this could be 3 metres) and fabric should be 115gsm as a minimum, 130gsm is better, but 240gsm is too heavy.

Avoid using 100 per cent cotton. Either 65/35, 80/20, 50/50 polyester/cotton is appropriate and the plainer the material the better – patterned material is harder to inspect for staining/damage.

The Trust also requires labels to be stitched into the waistband: the size and a label stating ‘CUH’.

Any donations of scrubs can be delivered to Frank Lee Centre, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, between 7am and 10pm Monday to Friday and 8am to10pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Please email any questions to support@act4addenbrookes.org.uk.

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