Cirencester doctors ‘overwhelmed’ by community response after urgent appeal

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DOCTORS and nurses in Cirencester were overwhelmed with responses after sending out a plea for people to 3D-print face visors.

Visors have been delivered to Cirencester Health Group and will soon supply surgeries in Wiltshire.

Krontec Ltd in Swindon, Cricklade Manor Prep and other schools and businesses have given equipment.

Dr Kate Digby said: “I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who has made face visors for the doctors and nurses at Cirencester Health Group and other surgeries in Gloucestershire.

“Following my Facebook plea to anyone with a 3D printer two weeks ago, I have been totally overwhelmed at the response received from local schools and businesses.

“We have received face shields from Balcarras School, Cirencester College, the Wishford Group (Hatherop Castle, Cricklade Manor Prep and Heywood Prep) and Dean Close, whilst Pates have been busy working on the design to get to print successfully on their technology.

“Visors have also been delivered by C3D Design Ltd in Northleach and Krontec Ltd in Swindon, whilst offers of help and advice have come from further afield in Manchester, Lincoln and Essex.

“The tireless enthusiasm to help us at this difficult time has been humbling and on behalf of all my colleagues who will benefit I am extremely grateful, thank you.

“We are now co-ordinating supplies to try to ensure that all local care homes, GP surgeries and district nursing teams have sufficient visors to help keep them safe when seeing patients.

“If we can, we will move further afield and aim to supply our colleagues in nearby Swindon and Wiltshire – if you are in need of supplies, please do get in contact at cirencester.healthgroup@nhs.net.

“On behalf of all my colleagues, a massive thanks to all who have helped us so far, we feel much safer thanks to you.”

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