In April, Jo Symmons organised her friends (and friends of friends) to make and supply protective face visors and masks for local residential care homes, charities, hospices and hospitals, including Bristol Eye Hospital.
BEH were delighted to receive 100 of these and informed us so we could add our very grateful thanks to Jo. Friends of Bristol Eye Hospital have since paid for the full cost of the materials used to make the visors supplied to BEH.
In all, Jo and her arty friends have made and donated about 3,000 visors and delivered them to 50 Bristol Residential Care Homes; NHS Community and Specialist Nursing Teams including Rapid Response Teams and Hospital Discharge Teams; BRI Paediatric Intensive Care Unit & Adult A&E, Cardiac & Respiratory ICU and Covid wards; Southmead Hospital, Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre, South Bristol Community Hospital, Bristol Eye Hospital, St Michael’s Hospital and Frenchay Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre; local charities such as the Thomas More Project and We Are With You South West; hospices; Community Support & Supported Living; and direct to vulnerable individuals or their families in the community.
Jo wrote “We have worked incredibly well as a team to safely make and pack visors, contact homes and hospitals and co-ordinate distribution. This has been an amazing team.”
Jo is still looking to raise donations to cover the cost of materials. If you would like to donate, please visit https://www.facebook.com/donate/260611751848925/. This fund-raising site is not related to Friends of Bristol Eye Hospital or the hospital.