The simple way a Cardiff nurse adjusted uniform to reduce cross-contamination

A Cardiff nurse has come up with a simple but effective way of adapting her uniform so she can prevent contamination as she works on the frontline during the pandemic.

Rhian Wright, from Llantwit Major, works at the University of Hospital Wales in Cardiff in a ward area where the personal protective equipment is an apron and not a gown.

The nurse of fifteen years said the uniform is designed to be taken off over the head. However, she said it is ''not ideal'' if she comes in contact with someone with or someone suspected to have the virus while on shift.

Rhian decided to add poppers to her uniform across her shoulders which allows her to remove it over her legs. She said it reduces cross contamination.

She said other healthcare workers have contacted her since she posted her video online, which has been viewed thousands of times.

Rhian has since written to the health minister to see if the current uniforms can include poppers or a zip to reduce cross contamination.