3D printed visors delivered to our local keyworker heros
150 3D PRINTED VISORS DONATED TO OUR LOCAL KEYWORKER HEROS!
The lack of PPE for essential workers has had a significant effect on our local Doctors, Nurses and Care givers who’ve been putting their lives at risk on the front line to keep us all safe. With limited access to masks, gloves and aprons, many have been forced to deliver critical care without the protection they require to keep them safe.
When we temporarily closed our doors we were keen to help, so we donated all our clinical supplies including masks, gloves and aprons to local community Nurses. After the essential supplies were collected, former NHS GP and our clinical Director, Dr Paul Steventon was determined he would do more so, he downloaded a file to his 3D printer to try out printing visors. Since the first visor was made, Dr Steventon has successfully printed and distributed 150 masks to those most in need including Banstead and Tattenham corner community care team, White House Care home in New Malden and Woodlands School for children with special needs in Leatherhead who put out a plea on social media as they were facing closure without masks.
To speed up production Dr Steventon has acquired a third printer which will allow straps and frames to be printed for 4 masks every 2-3 hours. He is awaiting the delivery of the clear plastic for visors which can no longer be sourced in the UK. “The Epsom Skin Clinic team continue to work hard to obtain the clear plastic necessary to make the visors so desperately needed by our NHS colleagues and care homes. The team are working round the clock to do their bit to support the great work being done.”