CPFT thanks schools and groups for visors

Frontline clinical teams benefit from kind donations

CPFT thanks schools and groups for visors
20 April 2020



Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust has issued a heartfelt thank you to schools and organisations that have donated protective visors to staff.

The visors are being used by physical health and mental health teams working at the Trust’s inpatient wards and when they treat people in their own homes.

CPFT’s frontline teams have received visors made to the required NHS standards from a range of schools and community groups including:

• Hinchingbrooke School, Huntingdon

• King’s School, Ely

• Longsands Academy, St Neots

• A network of schools and the surrounding area including Arthur Mellows Village College, Jack Hunt School, King’s School, Nene Valley Academy and Ormiston Bushfield Academy, as well as Uppingham School and the Chiltern Learning Trust, Luton

• Makespace community workshop, Cambridge

Vicky Thompson, Head of Nursing and Quality for the Trust’s Older People and Adult Community Directorate, said: “The visors are a very welcome addition to the range of personal protection equipment our staff have access to.

“The response of our frontline clinical teams has been exceptional during the Covid-19 pandemic – and so has the generosity and support of the public.

“At CPFT we have physical health and mental health in-patient wards, and community physical health and mental health teams team treating people in their own homes.

“With our community physical health nurses, in particular, they are treating older people and those with long-term conditions who are the very people who are most at risk from coronavirus – and so these visors with help to keep both patients and staff safe by helping to prevent the spread of infection.”

Offers of donations of PPE can be made via CovidPPE@cpft.nhs.uk. Donations to frontline staff can be made to the Trust’s Head To Toe charity via charity@cpft.nhs.uk.

CPFT employs more than 4,000 staff who provide community physical healthcare for older people and those with long-term conditions, mental healthcare for children and adults, children’s health services in Peterborough, learning disability support and social care support.


ENDS

For more information please contact:

Andy Burrows
Interim Deputy Head of Communications
E andy.burrows@cpft.nhs.uk
T 01223 219467

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