College donates PPE stock to local care homes.
South Eastern Regional College has donated all its Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to local care homes in a bid to help meet the shortfall of supplies for those working on the frontline.
Aurla McLoughlin, from SERC’s Enterprise and Entrepreneurship team said: “We have been coordinating the sourcing, collection and distribution of PPE from all over SERC. As you can image, the College uses PPE across a range of courses from Animal Care to Hairdressing, from Science to Engineering, from Motor Vehicle to Hospitality and Catering, so many of SERC’s team raided their classrooms, workshops and storage cupboards for anything we could donate.
She added: “A total of 34 care homes across the South Eastern Regional College area became the beneficiaries our PPE stock and we were delighted to be able to hand over a total of 19,000 gloves, 2,400 aprons, 60 pieces of eye protection, 240 masks as well as paper towels and rolls as well as rain ponchos – kindly donated by Visit Belfast – that can be used in the event of an apron shortage.
“All the organisations whom we contacted and donated to have been truly grateful to have received PPE from the College.”
Pette Ricamonte, Comber Care Home, said: “Thank you very much to SERC for the PPE you have shared with us at Comber Care Home. We greatly appreciated it especially in this very Challenging time. The items will greatly help with the welfare of our residents as well as the staff.”
Ana Maria Roman, Four Seasons Lisburn Care Home, said: “I would like to take this opportunity and thank you very much on behalf of Lisburn Care Home staff and residents for the donation that you have made.
“All the masks, goggles, aprons, gloves and all the other items are a precious present in these uncertain and scary times. The fact that members of the public are thinking about us and our resident shows us that if we stay united in these hard times, we will beat this pandemic.”
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