Scottish Healthcare Workers, have written to the First Minister of Scotland , Humza Yousaf, to reverse the decision to withdraw the wearing of face masks in health care settings. The group say that this decision which came into force on May 16th 2023 ‘is flawed and dangerous’.
“In our age there is no such thing as ‘keeping out of politics.’ All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.” George Orwell
Most PPE materials are single use, contain plastics, are not easily recyclable and end up in our landfills, or worse yet, discarded into the environment.
Thousands of tons of waste is being generated every day by PPE in household, care home and hospital settings.
Orkney Islands Council can provide advice to local people and groups interested in making and supplying PPE that complies with the required safety standards.
A Go Fund Me page has been set up for people who would like to contribute to the funding of the materials.
A poem for some of the forgotten during this Coronavirus Pandemic.
Serious concerns have been raised by trade union leaders highlighting the inconsistencies over protection for those working in the front line during the Covid19 pandemic.