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Photo Credit: Katherine Woodley
1st May 2020: Today Anthony Kerslake and Emma Carr from Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust received the first batch of 300 Ebola proof, medical grade PPE gowns from EIZO Limited to be used across the Trust, in its attempt to keep NHS staff, patients and their family safe during the Covid-19 crisis.
The workshop, based at the EIZO Limited office in Ascot opened on Wednesday and the team of professional sewers, have produced over 300 of the much need garments. With plans to have more sewers on site within the next week, the aim is to deliver 500 gowns each day to local hospitals Heatherwood, Wexham and Frimley Park.
Anthony Kerslake Head of Fundraising for Frimley Health Charity comments “The charity is thrilled to be working with both the hospital procurement team and the team at EIZO, and are amazed at how the community of local seamstresses have rallied around to each create over 50 PPE Gowns a day! We are incredibly humbled by both team spirits and their professionalism. Thank you.”
EIZO Limited, one of the UK’s fastest growing monitor brands, is the UK based business of Japanese Visual Technology solutions company, EIZO Corporation. EIZO develops and manufactures high-end display solutions and has done so for over 50 years. The company integrates hardware and software technologies with consulting, web hosting and other services to help customers in business, healthcare, graphics, maritime, air traffic control and other fields work more comfortably.
During the Covid-19 pandemic crisis, EIZO Limited has been involved by offering its support to the local Scrubs Glorious Scrubs campaign, originally launched by Lynda Yong at The Fashion Workshop in Ascot. EIZO has donated 1000 metres of fabric to help support the production of scrubs for those hospitals local to its UK Headquarters in Ascot. It has also provided the necessary resources required to assist in the recruitment and message coordination to over 450 local volunteers who, collectively, are on track to produce over 2000 scrubs for the NHS. In addition, EIZO has supplied a number of its RadiForce medical, diagnostic monitors to support a national scale project enabling doctors to work and diagnose from home.
EIZO Limited has been providing medical grade monitors and other visual solutions equipment to both the NHS and Private Medical Sector in the UK since 2002. Over these 18 years, the EIZO name has become a leading supplier in the UK to the NHS and is already well-known to the professionals working within Radiology, Diagnostics, Mammography and OR to name but a few different hospital departments
EIZO Limited moved to Ascot Business Park in September 2019, to 1 Queens Square and currently resides on the first two floors, with its Customer Experiences Centre / product showroom, sales floor, Engineer Repair Centre and Warehouse.
Lynda Yong / The Fashion Workshop
The Fashion Workshop is an established alterations business in Ascot that has been providing a professional service for 35 years, owned and managed by established Couture Designer Lynda Yong.
Devoted clients include a number of international Royal Households, Heads of State and prominent figures in the Entertainment Industry.
A team of professional machinists and cutters work behind the scenes which is situated on the Ascot Business Park. All alteration work is carried out in-house.
Lynda Yong, is a qualified and skilled designer and dress maker. She started her professional life working for a design house, M. Glazers, in Watford. She has run her own made-to-measure business for over 35 years, and has a growing client list that includes royalty and many celebrities.
Scrubs Glorious Scrubs Campaign
Launched in April 2020 the Scrubs Glorious Scrubs campaign was set up by Lynda Yong in response to the NHS’s plea of non-surgical scrubs needed urgently in the attempt to keep the NHS workers, their patients and families safe. Within two weeks, the collective included over 450 seamstresses all working to produce hats, trousers, tops and masks for the local Frimley Trust and surrounding surgeries and hospices. With a goal to create 2000 sets of scrubs, to date they are on track to fulfill this order within 3 weeks. The campaign has reached national status with press coverage in both local and national press, local and national TV,
as well as being supported by Virgin Radio DJ Chris Evans and family, Ross Kemp, Kirsty Gallacher. Scrubs have been produced by people of all ages (from 5-90!) and include those self-isolating at home, to royal designers.