A HEALTH care support worker has coordinated the delivery of 86 face visors donated by businesses to University Hospital Llandough in order to protect front-line staff who do not have enough personal protective equipment (PPE).

Di Dianne, who is self-isolating due to a low-immune system, organized for the delivery of the visors from her home.

Several businesses responded to Di’s appeal for protective equipment, including Jason Aspinall of Vale Visors, who donated 18 face visors, and Cardiff-based prop designer Nicholas Robatto, who donated 32.

Di said that colleagues were afraid of catching the coronavirus and spreading it in their homes. She said: “There’s just not enough (PPE).

“I know that they are pumping this stuff to hospitals as quickly as they can but in the meantime staff are not protected so that’s where I can do something to help; to get them through this time until the official supplies come through.”

At a press conference earlier this week, Health Secretary Vaughan Gething said that securing personal protective equipment for health workers was a ‘top priority,’ and revealed there was ‘a small number’ of intensive care workers in Wales with Covid-19.

Donna Hutton, UNISON Cymru Wales head of health, said: “Front-line staff across Wales in the health service, social care and elsewhere, have been desperate to receive the right personal protective equipment for their job and for definitive guidance on how they should protect themselves.”

“If any healthcare worker continues to experience problems, they should be brought to UNISON’s attention and we can ensure health boards resolve them straight-away.”

Di Dianne has also raised £657 to buy food and snacks which are being delivered by Fourways Food to the staff haven at Llandough Hospital.

She also hopes to raise money for NHS staff by selling heart-shaped vinyl decals which are posted to people’s homes.

To purchase a vinyl decal visit: www.facebook.com/NHS-Decals-to-help-support-NHS-Staff-103456604656601/

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board and Public Health Wales were approached for comment.