Dublin teacher donates school's PPE to health workers

Dublin teacher donates school's PPE to health workers

A TEACHER at a school in Dublin has donated all unused personal protective equipment (PPE) to health workers.

On Monday, Amy Doolan, went to her managers to ask permission to handover hundreds of masks, gloves and other pieces of kit left over at the school to those on the front line fighting coronavirus.

In the end, the generous and savvy teacher donated 40 bottles of anti-bacterial soap, 6,000 pairs of gloves, as well as a number of goggles to Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown.

Ms Doolan is now encouraging other schools to follow her lead.

"I think schools would have a large quantity of equipment in their labs, like in their presses and in their storerooms, that they may not even realise," she said.

"Like today [Monday], 6,000 gloves - that's a large quantity that Connolly Hospital are delighted to receive to protect their front line workers."

The move comes less than a week after Ireland received around 50 planeloads of PPE from China.

News broke earlier this month that PPE was in short supply, not just in Ireland but around the world, due to the suddenly incredibly high-demand for such kit in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

Health workers in Ireland were reportedly being forced to share face masks and goggles during long-shifts because PPE was so hard to come by.

Thankfully, with help from the likes of Ms Doolan, that will no longer be the case.