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Material Support for our NHS Frontline

Members of SI Salisbury have rallied to a call from our local hospital and care home staff to make cloth bags, tied with a drawstring for staff to use to transport and launder their scrubs after a shift.

A scrub bag ready for use The bags need to be about 20 inches by 18 inches, and made from cotton or similar hard wearing fabric that will withstand hot water temperatures of 60° plus. Members have found that old pillowcases, duvet covers and bedsheets provide perfect materials. The drawstring can be easily made from a long strip of material folded over and hemmed securely.




A pile of scrubs bags ready for dispatch PAC Chair Eleanor Evans, who has led the initiative, said: “It is good to find something useful we can do to help our frontline NHS Staff. With these bags they can safely take home their contaminated scrubs and put the whole bag in to the washing machine, without fear of cross contamination. It’s a great project to be a part of.”

If you would like to help with the project, why not contact us? 

A sewing machine with some finished scrubs bags





a display of completed scrubs bags