Rushcliffe School Supporting the Community

Mr Dunning and Mr Ecclestone, have been busy making PPE to support our community. As you can see they have been gratefully received and much appreciated in local care homes as well as at  Derby hospital and by the Rushcliffe Community Therapy Team.

The Firs Residential Care Home: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and all the children for making and delivering the visors to our care home this week. I cannot tell you just how grateful we are. Please will you say a huge thank you to all the children involved for their care and appreciation they are demonstrating at this very difficult time. It is so good to know they are thinking about all the care staff and residents in care homes at this present time. I have attached photos of our staff in the visors. Not sure it will get onto the front page of Vogue !!!! Our names are Karen, Jess, Emily, Megan and Claire.” – Karen Leatherland, Registered Manager.

Derby Hospital: I’m a senior registrar in Anaesthetics at Derby, I’ve worked there for years and I know the ICU department well as part of my role involves working on the unit. To provide enough ICU beds all of us in Anaesthetics are now part of the ICU.

Due to the work we do we are involved in some, if not the most risky procedures to staff and therefore face shields are a critical part of our protective equipment, we cannot undertake certain important tasks without them, but unfortunately they are in short supply. Therefore, this unbelievably kind offer of face shields and goggles from Rushcliffe School will mean a great deal to the ICU staff.

I will take them in to work on ICU tomorrow and I will ensure we get some photos for you.

Again, I cannot thank you enough and I know my colleagues will feel the same!

Take care and best wishes” – Laura Carrick.

Mulberry Court Care Home in Bilborough receiving 20 PPE masks made by students & Mr Dunning.

The Manager Diane said all staff will now have something to properly protect themselves while they work and wanted to pass her thanks to Rushcliffe School on behalf of her team.

Mrs Page and her daughter Hannah in year 11 have been making headbands from old pyjamas and T-shirts to hold masks in place and create some comfort for front line workers.