Leicester-based fashion entrepreneur and philanthropist George Davies is supporting staff at Leicester’s Hospitals by donating 2,000 sets of medical scrubs to help protect front line clinical staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Davies was able to harness the power of his supply chain, and dedicate one of his Leicester factories to produce the clothing for staff after reaching out to a Glenfield Hospital consultant to find out what was needed during the pandemic.
Through the advisement of Leicester City Clinical Commissioning Group lay member Zuffar Haq MBE, Davies funded 2,000 sets of protective scrubs that were donated to Leicester’s Hospitals through his George Davies Charitable Trust.
The scrubs are being distributed to frontline staff caring for all patients across the Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester General and Glenfield Hospitals.
Davies says he is proud to show his support for the city’s NHS workers and patients during this time.
“On behalf of the George Davies Charitable Trust, I am delighted to have been able to provide these 2,000 sets of medical scrubs to hard-working frontline staff at Leicester’s Hospitals in this important time,” says Davies.
“Like so many of us, I have been proud and grateful for how the everyday heroes in the NHS have been fighting against the effects of this horrible virus. I wanted to know how I could use one of my factories in Leicester to help support the efforts of the local hospital staff and I am happy to see that the clinical staff have the protective equipment that they need.”
Rebecca Brown, acting Chief Executive of Leicester’s Hospitals, thanked George Davies for his generous donation on behalf of all staff in the Trust.
“We are very grateful to George Davies and his charitable trust for donating this 2,000 sets of additional medical scrubs for clinical staff at our hospitals,” says Rebecca.
“During this challenging time for everyone involved in our Trust, I know it means so much to our clinical staff to have that additional level of support from prominent people in our community like George Davies and we can only thank him for providing material support to our hospitals in this way just as he has done so before.”
Leicester Hospitals Charity’s Director, Lisa Davies, also expressed her gratitude to George Davies on behalf of the charity.
“This donation is a heart-warming example of how support for our hospitals during this critical time has come from all areas of our community,” says Lisa.
“This is not the first time George Davies has stepped up to innovate and help our hospitals here in Leicester. Time and again he has demonstrated an ability to cut through red tape and gets things done to benefit our community and for that I want to express our thanks on behalf of Leicester Hospitals Charity.”
Tens of thousands of pounds have been donated to Leicester Hospitals Charity in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The money raised will be used to help support clinical staff, including extra equipment for staff rooms, providing dedicated rest areas for staff to recharge, nutritional snacks and drinks, hand and body cream for staff and more.
Anyone wanting to support the COVID-19 Response Fund can donate online at LHCharity.org.uk.