NHS Ayrshire & Arran staff have received hundreds of new scrubs thanks to ‘For the Love of Scrubs’, a group of local sewing volunteers.

‘For the Love of Scrubs’ has coordinated 35 Ayrshire volunteers, including individuals

and businesses, who have used their sewing and dressmaking skills to make scrub suits for NHS staff.

Over 250 sets have already been produced and delivered to University Hospital Crosshouse, University Hospital Ayr, Woodland View, Ailsa Hospital, East Ayrshire Community Hospital and the Ayrshire Maternity


Another 600 sets are in production, thanks to the hard work of volunteers.

Karen Vaughan, For the Love of Scrubs coordinator, said: “Our volunteers have done a fantastic job and really, we are just delighted to put our skills to good use during the coronavirus pandemic.

“So far we have dispersed more than 2,500 metres of fabric.

“We have also been ensuring the volunteers have labels, waist tape and the correct patterns to make the suits needed for staff on the frontline.

“It is our way of saying thank you to those working for the local health service in these challenging times.”

Joanne Edwards, Director of Acute Services, said: “We have been overwhelmed by the offers of support we have received from the public, local businesses and organisations.

“The time and effort that has gone into making these hundreds of scrub suits has been a phenomenal effort that is hugely appreciated by our staff.”

She added: “On behalf of NHS Ayrshire & Arran, I would like to thank everyone for their generosity.”


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