Develop a sustainable plan to manufacture scrubs to meet NHS & healthcare demand

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Develop a sustainable plan to manufacture scrubs to meet NHS & healthcare demand

There is a huge shortfall in the availability of scrubs and other PPE for our NHS workers. Throughout the pandemic volunteer scrub hub initiatives have filled the gap, but this is not a sustainable solution. We need a government initiative to setup a proper UK supply chain.

Before COVID-19, only 25% of hospital workers wore scrubs but now all are required to do so. There is a massive increase in the demand for scrubs but not in the supply. Volunteers have stepped into this gap but cannot meet the high demand and can’t go on for ever. It shouldn't be, as with food banks, that volunteers provide a critical resource. A government program to organise UK manufacture of scrubs in all sizes is needed. There are textile workers without work and factories that could be repurposed for this.