A BRADFORD NHS Trust has issued an urgent appeal for hospital scrubs to be made by the end of the week.

Demand is extremely high for scrubs across the Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust due to the coronavirus outbreak. 

Scrubs are usually worn by just hospital staff in theatres and ICU, but due to the current situation, and the need to wear PPE, staff across many wards are required to wear them.

There is currently a national shortage. 

The Bradford Trust is in urgent need of around 140-200 sets of scrubs by the end of the week.

It has sent out a plea for any companies in the Bradford district who have the staff and facilities to fulfil this need to get in touch.

The Trust already has the scrubs material, which was donated by Narang Textiles.

But, its in-house seamstresses are unable to keep up with the unprecedented high demand. 

A spokesperson for the Trust said: "Our Facilities department has asked for companies to come forward, rather than individuals.

"If companies get in touch, a pattern and the material will be provided."

Any company that can help out should contact the Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust's head of facilities, Chris Davies.

You can get in touch with him by email on: Chris.Davies@bthft.nhs.uk

Or you can call the Trust's Bradford Hospitals' Charity on: 01274 274809.

They can then put you in touch with the Trust's facilities department.