Watford General Hospital intensive care nurse Sarah-Jane Turner is also a lifelong Hornets fan and season ticket holder, so she was delighted when a local sewing group offered this unique set of medical scrubs, especially as they turned out to be of a specification that she could actually wear on the unit.
The scrubs were made, amongst many others, by The Salisbury Avenue Sewing Circle in St Albans, who had set out to help West Hertfordshire hospitals. The Hornet’s sheets were amongst good quality cotton materials donated to the group, making it idea for medical scrubs as they have to be washed at a high temperature.
Sarah-Jane had a bonus when she had the opportunity to wear the scrubs at Vicarage Road stadium, when she and hundreds of other staff from Watford General Hospital took part in the #ClapForTheClub, thanking them for their amazing support during the COVID-19 public health emergency; you can read more about that story here.
That third picture of Sarah-Jane – she really is wearing the Hornets scrubs, although this time the reality of working in PPE on a COVID-19 ward is illustrated sharply.
David Head, who has been working on Raise’s response to COVID-19, said “We would like to take this opportunity to thank Sarah-Jane and her colleagues for what they do … the Hornets scrubs are a small light-hearted fun thing in the midst of a lot of stress and trauma for the staff involved and anything that raises a smile can help a little.
“Many thanks to The Salisbury Avenue Sewing Circle for making Sarah-Jane’s day!”
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Raise is the registered charity supporting Hemel Hempstead, St Albans and Watford General hospitals.