The Innovation School at Kelvinside Academy has sprung into action in the last week to help supply Personal Protective Equipment to local NHS workers, utilising their Prusa 3D printers.
NuVu Education Fellow James Addison, currently quarantined in Cambridge Massachusetts, provided long-distance help as the school began a visor production line.
They were quickly able to assemble 100 visors for Wishaw General Hospital. The initiative included a partnership with The Malcolm Group, Larbert High School, Denny High School and Graeme High School.
Since last week, production has accelerated and orders are arriving every day. David explained: “[Since we began] using the Innovation School at Kelvinside Academy to produce much-needed PPE equipment, things have moved rapidly.”
“We are now printing/laser cutting 200/300 visors per day, and shipping out to a range of health care contexts; from Wishaw General Hospital to Glasgow Royal Infirmary, from Balmanno House Care Home to Vale of Leven Ambulance Service.
“Tomorrow, we’ll be delivering to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley.
“It has been humbling to meet the people behind the need; these visors are in many cases that crucial extra layer protecting front line staff in these incredibly challenging times.”
Orders have also reached surgical teams at the Royal Infirmary.