A Cardiff textiles teacher is putting her expertise to use during the coronavirus lockdown by helping co-ordinate the production of thousands of much needed medical scrubs for Wales’ healthcare heroes in the NHS by volunteers.
|Nia Clements, who is head of design and technology at Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Plasmawr, in Fairwater, Cardiff, has helped set up production hubs throughout communities in South and West Wales, with support from the Welsh Government.
In total, more than 100 volunteers are donating their time and energy to aid the national effort against coronavirus by using fabric secured by the Welsh Government from UK suppliers on behalf of Alexandra, a UK based company that supplies the NHS with scrubs.
Ms Clements said:
The Welsh Government helped co-ordinate the production process among the volunteers, and has also provided them with threads, care and size labels, and packaging for distribution.
To further support the effort, Welsh Government will arrange for the finished garments to be delivered directly to hospitals.
First Minister Mark Drakeford said:
“The response to the national fight against this deadly virus has been truly inspiring.