As hospitals and care homes across the country seek to obtain as much Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as possible, North Oxfordshire Academy has been playing its part and supporting a local care home in Banbury.
Last week Leonard Cheshire’s Agnes Court Care Home put out a call to schools across Banbury asking if they could make PPE equipment for their staff. North Oxfordshire Academy immediately responded to the call and the academy’s Engineering Department set to work on developing a prototype of a visor. Once a successful prototype had been developed, the Department began producing them and by the end of the week had made 50.
David Murphy, Assistant Principal and Head of Engineering at North Oxfordshire Academy, said:
“As a school community, we are really pleased to be able to play our part and support our local care homes. The care workers are doing a fantastic job looking after their residents in such challenging circumstances and we are proud to have been able to help them. We hope to continue to support other care homes and do whatever we can to keep our heroic NHS and care workers safe.”
Tracey Cooksey, Volunteer Coordinator at Agnes Court, said:
“The face shields that NOA provided offer an extra layer of protection for both our staff and residents and so we can’t thank them enough for helping to supply these during these difficult times.”
Since delivering visors to Agnes Court, the academy has received similar requests and is now creating more PPE for other care homes in the town.