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£7,953
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    Weʼve raised £7,953 to secure Personal Protective Equipment to help support Edinburgh and the Lothians healthcare workers during the COVID-19 outbreak.

    Edinburgh
    Funded on Wednesday, 5th August 2020

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    Hello. I am Dr Nestor, a Cosmetic Doctor with an aesthetic clinic in Edinburgh.

    I haven't always been a cosmetic doctor. Having spent many years in surgical training within the NHS, I know the NHS well. I understand the sacrifices my colleagues are currently making, the fear, the bravery and the compassion filling our hospitals.

    I have closed my clinic doors temporarily, to focus efforts on supporting my NHS colleagues during these unprecedented times. While I have applied to NHS Scotland ‘Covid-19 Recruitment’, awaiting to be placed where appropriate, I have decided to help in other ways too.

    With the COVID-19 pandemic rapidly escalating, I feel it is essential that we help our NHS Lothian colleagues to continue to practice safely at such a critical time. The response to support healthcare workers has been incredible - schools supporting critical workers during times of closure, medical students volunteering free childcare, food outlets offering discounts and free drinks.

    I feel it is now time to ask the people of Edinburgh & the Lothians to assist in donating funds to buy more essential Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for staff. At a time when most can practice social distancing, healthcare workers will be at the forefront. Sadly, we have already seen the implications of this with doctors and nurses sadly succumbing to COVID-19 around the world. It is impossible to predict the eventual scale of this pandemic in Scotland but we know from China, Italy, Spain and the US, that as a professional group, healthcare workers were significantly affected.

    Despite this, they are prepared to face the challenges that come, head on. There may come a time, like with other countries, that PPE supplies run low, or even non-existent, as national manufacturers struggle to keep up with supply and demand. By sourcing more essential kit such as masks, visors and gloves, we want our frontline workers to know that we are thinking about each and everyone of them, beyond grateful for their tireless efforts in the upcoming months, working round the clock to ensure the safety of our loved ones. When all this is over, our NHS is likely to have far overworked full capacity, and the financial implications are likely to be huge. Let’s take some of the strain off at a time when as a nation, we must pull together.

    Stay safe at home and please donate what you can so they can continue to stay safe at work. Even the smallest of contributions is welcomes. Every. Penny. Counts. Thank you.

    Disclaimer: This has not been authorised by NHS Lothian and is purely charitable to assist with anticipated difficulties based on global evidence.

    Funds will primarily be used for the purchase of PPE. Any residual funds will be distributed to medical charities supporting healthcare workers in Edinburgh & Lothians or research charities.

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    • Nestor Demosthenous3 years ago
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      Nestor Demosthenous

      3 years ago

      Working with @medsupplydrivescotland, Dr Nestor has just hand delivered the last 2000 masks purchased with funds from our @justgiving page. . With over 350 beds, the Erskine Edinburgh Care Home is grateful to everyone who helped us raise funds for PPE. . Thank you to everyone who has donated and allowed us to help in this humble way. . #🙏🏽 #inittogether #thankyou #socialresponsibility #leastwecoulddo #scotland #edinburgh @ Erskine Nursing Home

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    • Nestor Demosthenous3 years ago
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      Nestor Demosthenous

      3 years ago

      Masks have arrived!! 6000 surgical masks. 400 FFP2 (KN95) masks (with another 1500 on their way!) It's been a long process with several hurdles but we are ready to start distributing to our local healthcare workers! Thank you to everyone for their kind and generous donations.

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    136

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 8, 2020

      Well done

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 3, 2020

    • Julie Millar

      Julie Millar

      Apr 29, 2020

      It's really great all that you're doing and I just wanted to show my support. I hope everyone is well is keeping safe.

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 29, 2020

      Congratulations on getting this going. Best Wishes for stages 2 & 3 - acquiring PPE & distributing appropriately. J

    • Gillian Bell

      Gillian Bell

      Apr 21, 2020

      Fantastic effort. Good luck.

      £80.00

    • Allanah

      Allanah

      Apr 21, 2020

      Every little helps, thank you for organising.

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 19, 2020

      Please keep up the good work!

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    Dr Nestor Demosthenous MBChB, MSc, BSc Cosmetic Doctor

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