Charles Russell Speechlys helps with face masks for NHS front line workers

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Charles Russell Speechlys helps with face masks for NHS front line workers


Augment Bionics, a prosthetics specialist, began 3D-printing masks and donating them in response to national shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE). Throughout the continent, shortages of plastic made it difficult for many companies to manufacture PPE and so Augment Bionics reached out to law firms in London to see if they could help.

Here at Charles Russell Speechlys, we are so pleased to have been able to help!

Many volunteers have been offering their time and skills to increase production capacity over the last few weeks, and Augment Bionics have now donated 12,000 face shields to front-line workers at over 40 hospitals and GP surgeries across the UK, which is fantastic.

As of today, 16 law firms (CRS included) have generously donated over 19,000 sheets of acetate which have been instrumental in allowing Augment Bionics to meet their target of 29,500 masks. Each acetate sheet allows them to make one face visor.

Dr. Klara from Ysbyty Gwynedd Hospital in Bangor, Wales, said the following:
“Used your face shield today, [they] make us feel safe so we can save others. [We] used 8 last night for 2 cases – feedback is they were really comfortable and that they would not have been able to carry on with the patient. Both patients survived and are now on ventilators. You’ve helped us save 2 people after only a day of having them. THANK YOU.”