Luton's two MPs deliver scrubs to key workers at L&D Hospital

Luton’s two MPs Sarah Owen and Rachel Hopkins made a special delivery of hand-made scrubs to frontline staff at Luton & Dunstable Hospital last week.

Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 2:50 pm
MPs Sarah Owen (left) and Rachel Hopkins (right) deliver handmade scrubs at L&D Hospital

The handmade protective wear was made by volunteers at The Scrubbery in Putney and included sets of scrubs, masks, laundry bags, headbands, scrub hats and gowns.

Both Labour MPs have been lobbying Parliament for better pay and personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care workers in Luton.

Luton North MP Sarah Owen said: “It’s been a tough time for all healthcare staff, including our doctors and nurses.

"The people who’ve risked their own health to look after people’s loved ones in some of the most difficult of circumstances deserve the very best.

"I hope this delivery of new kit goes some way to helping out our key workers at the L&D. In the meantime, I am not going to stop fighting to ensure that they get the proper pay rise and protections that they deserve.”

Rachel Hopkins, MP for Luton South, added: “I want to thank the volunteers at the scrub hub for their kind donation to staff at the L&D Hospital. NHS staff have risked so much to keep our community and country safe during the pandemic.

"While this donation will help them continue their life-saving work, the Government has a responsibility to keep our NHS staff safe and give them the pay rise they deserve.

"I will continue to campaign for this in Parliament and beyond.”