Brother of Redcar health worker sends 300 safety visors from Sweden

The brother of a Redcar health worker has sent 300 safety visors from Sweden to Redcar and Cleveland Council.

Andrew Robinson manages a paper company in Sweden called Oppboga Bruk. He wanted to do something to help his sister and her colleagues who are going into family homes. He organised a donation of colourful visors to make the NHS workers look less intimidating in PPE.

Health visitors, school nurses, early years senior practitioners, early years practitioners and school nurse assistants are all continuing to work and visit families during the pandemic.

Vicky Robinson Credit: Family photograph

It feels much safer wearing the visor and it’s great that they don’t look too daunting for the children with the bright colours on. It was really reassuring to get them, especially at the start of the lockdown.

Vicky Robinson

Andrew's company has diversified production during lockdown.

We were really happy to make this donation. Obviously, it’s my home area and my sister is a health visitor so we have that connection but, more than that, we wanted to contribute, to do our bit at what is a difficult time.

Andrew Robinson